Hopkinsville Adoption Lawyer

Do You Want to Adopt a Child?

The adoption process is complex. Even if you are interested simply in adopting your stepchild or another young family member, you can benefit from the assistance of an experienced lawyer. At the law firm of James E. Bruce, Jr., Attorney at Law, we can help you navigate through the process efficiently and effectively.

Our adoption representation is available to people in Hopkinsville and the surrounding parts of Kentucky, including military personnel at Fort Campbell Army Base.

Fort Campbell Stepparent Adoption Attorney

Most of the adoptions we assist with are stepparent-stepchild adoptions, in which a stepparent adopts his or her stepchild in order to obtain the same rights that a birth parent would have. This includes inheritance rights and more. Of course, for many, this process is not about the rights. It is about legally acknowledging a bond between parent and child that has already been established. We are happy to help with this process.

Termination of Parental Rights

Before a stepparent adoption can happen, the natural parent's rights must be terminated. In many cases, the natural parent is out of the child's life and voluntarily agrees to termination of parental rights. In other cases, we must be more forceful in order to have rights terminated so we can move forward with the stepparent adoption. With more than 30 years of experience on our side, we know the steps to take to get you through the process.

Contact Us for a No Obligation Consultation

Call 270-632-4477 or send an e-mail to schedule a consultation with an experienced Hopkinsville adoption attorney.