Step-Parent Adoption

Sometimes, when a person marries for a second time, or following the death of a spouse, a step-parent wants to adopt the children from a prior marriage or relationship. This is an easy and joyous process, and one which the attorneys at Transitions Legal can guide from start to finish.

There are many reasons a step-parent may choose to become a legal parent of his/her step-children, including creating a more cohesive family, assuming legal and financial responsibility for the children, and in the sudden event of something tragic happening to the children’s biological parent, this step-parent will then be legally entitled to continue caring for and raising the children.