Middle Tennessee Family Law | Tiffany Johns Law Office

Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights

 Nashville Adoption Lawyer

At Middle Tennessee Family Law, we provide compassionate assistance for families wishing to adopt. Our family law attorneys handle stepparent, relative, private and agency adoptions for clients throughout middle Tennessee. We will guide you through the process from beginning to end and be there to answer your questions and concerns.

• Foreign and Domestic Infant and Newborn Adoptions
• Step-child Adoptions
• Adult Adoptions
• Private Adoptions
• Special Needs Adoptions
• Foster Parent Adoptions
• Same Sex Couple Adoptions
• Familial Adoptions-Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles
• Assisted Reproductive Technology and Surrogacy Contracts

Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights

Adoption is often called “adoption-termination” because the rights of the biological parent must be terminated before another person can adopt a child. One of the most common circumstances of adoption-termination occurs when a stepparent adopts a child for whom he or she already serves as a parent figure. In these cases, the biological parent is either missing, no longer involved in the child’s life, or unfit for other reasons.

There are two ways to terminate a biological parent’s rights:

  • Voluntary termination: The biological parent can voluntarily give up his or her rights by signing a consent form.
  • Involuntary termination: The rights of the parent can be terminated involuntarily in court based on specific grounds, such as failing to provide support or have any contact with the child for a period of at least six months.

Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Families come in all shapes and sizes—and by many different means.  The road to your bundle of joy will not look like anyone else’s.  Our office has experience on both sides of the playing field and can effectively advocate for our client’s and their families.

Attorney Tiffany Johns is experienced in handling both sides of adoption-termination cases. She has successfully overturned terminations of parental rights in appeals. Knowing how termination of parental rights cases can be challenged helps her avoid those challenges when representing clients in seeking adoption.

Free Consultation: Adoption Attorney Serving Nashville, Columbia, Madison, Hermitage, Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill, Nolensville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Spring Hill, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Lebanon, and Mount Juliet.

To speak to a Nashville adoption lawyer at our firm, call 615-771-6944 or send us an e-mail using the form on this website. We are located in the Pilcher Building in historic downtown Nashville


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