Client seeks adoption of his fifteen-year old grandson whom client has raised since infancy due to the birth parents' drug and incarceration problems. Client has been the only constant, stable adult in his grandson's life, and client began the adoption process when his grandson told him, "I feel like I don't belong to anybody." Both biological parents and client's grandson have consented to the adoption. Client has already filed a Petition for Adoption, Petition for Father's Consent, and Petition for Mother's Consent and has received his child abuse and criminal clearances. However, the court has alerted client that there was a defect with his filings. Client needs representation to prepare for the Termination of Parental Rights and the Adoption Finalization Hearing scheduled for May 13, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Client is kind, responsible, responsive, and eager to complete this process.
Core Competencies: Draft Pleadings, Courtroom Experience