Playful Family

STEPPARENT OR

SECOND PARENT

ADOPTION

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.

SECOND PARENT ADOPTION

Second Parent Adoption permits unmarried couples to adopt each other's children.  This process creates a legally recognized parent-child relationship between the second parent and the child without causing the first legal parent to lose their rights to the child.

We assist individuals in establishing parental relationships with children in their care.  A second parent's legal status should reflect the value of their role in their children's lives.