With so many different types of adoption and ways to
file it is easy to become overwhelmed. You want you
adoption to be done correct. There are several ways
in which you can file for an adoption. We will give
you the essential information that will help you make
the decision on which road is beset for you family.
The adoption of a step-child is very much like the
adoption of any child. Our guide provide the terms,
conditions, and procedures ('rules') that must be followed
to adopt a step-child. Since a child can have no more
than 2 'legal' parents at any one time; to clear the
way for an adoption by a step-parent, the parental rights
of the child's parent who will be replaced by the step-parent
must be terminated. Most often it is the step-father
that is adopting their step-child and therefore it is
the parental rights of the child's biological father
that must be terminated 'to make room' for the step-father
to adopt his step-child.
In more and more cases, the biological parent's rights
to their child have already been voluntarily surrendered;
usually to avoid paying child support for the child.
If the parent's rights have not been previously terminated
(voluntarily or by court order), the adoption suit will
necessarily seek to terminate the parent's rights as
a requirement of the adoption. Generally, the parent's
rights are 'officially' terminated clearing the way
for the step-parent's adoption of the child at the same
time as the adoption is granted by the court - in one
suit - one court proceeding.
We have including all of the forms with a step-by-step
guide to help you complete you adoption with no problems.
Adoption should not be a complex task nor should it
cost you thousands of dollars. If your adoption is between
to consenting parties you can do-it-yourself. Why spend
thousands of dollars on legal fees.
When you are getting started in the adoption process,
one of he most significant things you will do is establish
your general attitudes and philosophies about adoption.
This will provide the foundation upon which you will
build your adoption experience, and the framework of
how you will work through the adoption process. So building
a correct foundation will be essential to you having
a successful and enjoyable experience with adoption.
Learn everything you need to adopt
your stepchild by downloading the complete guide and
forms to adopting your stepchild