Stepparent Adoption

The adoption of a child by a stepparent is a common form of adoption, one that can be simple and straightforward. This is a very exciting and rewarding situation for some family members; at the same time, the parent who is being asked to terminate parental rights may experience stress and feelings of regret. Complications occur when the parent does not give consent to the adoption.

Even when a parent is willing to terminate parental rights and consent to adoption, the court must proceed carefully when finalizing adoption. After the stepparent petitions the court for adoption, the court may order an evaluation of home and living conditions as well as background checks.

Many factors are taken into consideration during the stepparent adoption process. Trust the experienced family law attorneys of Bolt Hoffer Boyd to guide you through the process.

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