Families Come In All Forms — Is Yours Protected?

At DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC, we understand that families come in all shapes and sizes, and there is no one “right” way to start one. No matter how your family came together, you need to ensure that your legal rights are protected with the help of a skilled family law attorney.

One woman’s inspiring story is an example of a nontraditional family that used the legal system to ensure the safety and security of six young sisters. The woman adopted all six girls from the same birth mother, who was unable to care for them herself.

According to Woman’s Day, the adoptive mother first took in the four oldest girls as a foster mother in 2011. The girls lived with the woman for nine months before their birth mother regained custody.

But just a little over a month later, the birth mother contacted the woman and asked if she would be willing to adopt her four daughters, plus a fifth daughter who had been in foster care elsewhere. Having bonded with the girls, the woman agreed. The process took about a year, during which time the birth mother became pregnant again. The adoptive mother adopted the sixth girl as well.

Many people throughout Phoenix have become parents thanks to adoption. However, the process can be complex, and a mistake can delay the process. An experienced family law attorney can guide you through adoption to ensure your parental rights are secure.

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