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STEPPARENT ADOPTION

 Establishing legal parentage as a stepparent can be critical for a child's legal status, emotional well-being, financial security, and to equalize status among siblings raised in the same home.

We represent individuals navigating the legal requirements and effects of stepparent adoption.

A stepparent can adopt a stepchild with consent of all parties involved in the child's welfare or with consent of one parent when the other biological parent is deceased or has abandoned the child.

Adoptions in Maine are governed by Title 18-C, Article 9.

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