A step parent can adopt a step child if certain legal requirements are met. Just like a private adoption, a step parent adoption is a wonderful experience for both the new parent and child, however, the applicable laws that govern the legal procedures behind a step parent adoption are complex, confusing and can create stress and worry to the adopting parent.
Several legal procedures need to take place before a step parent can adopt a step child. Before the adoption can take place the step parent must pass two different criminal back ground checks and the biological parent’s rights must first be terminated.
You should always hire an Attorney to assist you with a step parent adoption to make sure all of the required legal procedures have been properly administered so that the adoption can take place in a timely manner. Let us assist you in your adoption and take away the complexities and stress that are typically involved with the adoption process.
“Mr. Larsen represented me and my new husband in a step parent adoption action. Mr. Larsen won our court battle against my son’s biological father. In the end, my new husband was able to adopt my son and his biological father’s rights were terminated.” -S.W.