When ordinary people need a lawyer

Adoption is a beautiful thing. It creates new families and gives children nurturing homes. However, adoption is a complex legal process and Texas law requires a lot from people seeking to adopt a child. The Law Office of Eric J. Smith is a local family law firm that can assist and advise you throughout the adoption process. Attorney Smith helps stepparents with the adoption of their stepchildren. He also helps individuals and couples who wish to adopt a child from foster care or from an international adoption agency. It is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side throughout the adoption of a child because they can help you avoid common legal pitfalls that may slow or halt the process. If you need assistance in Grand Prairie, TX, as well as Dallas County, Johnson County, or Tarrant County, TX, contact us today.

In order to get the legal guidance and services you need for adoption, contact Attorney Eric Smith. Either call (817) 860-2800 or fill out our online contact form today and Attorney Smith will reach out to you as soon as possible. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and helping you bring your new family together with our various legal services.


Texas law has a number of requirements that families must meet and processes that they must go through in order to finalize an adoption. These requirements and processes are typically lessened in cases of stepparent adoption. However, families who wish to adopt a child that neither parent is biologically related to must provide the state with evidence that they can provide a loving and stable home for the child to grow up in. These are some of the requirements and processes related to adoption in the state of Texas:

  • Background checks for criminal records as well as abuse/neglect reports
  • Home visits/inspections conducted by a social worker
  • References from both family members and non-relatives
  • Documentation that proves financial stability

An adoption attorney like Eric Smith can help you navigate these procedures and ensure everything is done right the first time. This can save you time and money, as well as prevent you from making mistakes that could affect your chances of successfully adopting a child.


Adoption can be complicated. Having a dedicated legal partner can maximize your chances of getting the result you want. Legal assistance can also speed up the process and take a large amount of the work off your hands. Here are some of the things an experienced attorney can do for you in the adoption process:

  • Help you find the right adoption agency if needed
  • Communicate with the agency on your behalf
  • File necessary paperwork
  • Review your application and point out potential issues
  • Guide and advise you throughout the process
  • Represent you in court if needed

If you try to adopt a child without the help of a lawyer, many issues could arise. Using an attorney prevents you from making errors and omissions in your paperwork that could severely delay the process. An attorney can also explain the complex legal processes and terminology within the applications to ensure that you always understand what’s going on. Attorney Eric Smith offers one-on-one attention and honest advice to couples seeking adoption. He strives to be compassionate, communicative, and helpful throughout the process. When you need assistance navigating complex Texas adoption laws and procedures, contact Attorney Smith.


Attorney Smith provides legal guidance and representation in the following counties:

  • Grand Prairie, TX
  • Tarrant County, TX
  • Dallas County, TX
  • Johnson County, TX

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Attorney Eric J. Smith has been practicing law in Texas since 2005. He assists clients in the areas of probate, estate planning, family law, real estate closing, and small business entity formation. Attorney Smith prioritizes educating his clients, breaking down complex legal matters into the words that they can understand.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this website is presented for informational and marketing purposes only and is not to be understood as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice respecting your individual needs. The Law Office of Eric J. Smith looks forward to speaking with you about your particular needs. Please note, however, that the mere act of contacting our firm does not create an attorney-client relationship. As a result, you should never send any confidential information to our office until a Representation Agreement has been signed by both you and the Law Office of Eric J. Smith.

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