Stepparent Adoptions

There are many different reasons that a stepparent might want to adopt a stepchild, including creating a strong family unit, adding the child to a medical plan, for inheritance purposes and others. An adoption is also an act of love and a great gift to a child.

At the Law Offices of James O. Bass, P.C., we customize our representation to your specific needs and focus on your unique goals. We work hard to provide lasting solutions for you and your family.

You may be a biological parent who has remarried or a stepparent who wants to become a full legal parent. Proceeding with a stepparent adoption may be a positive step for you and your family. We create practical, lasting solutions for any family law problem or need.

The Benefits Of Stepparent Adoptions

Stepparent adoptions ensure a stable routine and feeling of security for the child, and allow the stepparent to become a full legal parent. The child's last name can be changed as part of the adoption process. When the court requires an adoption evaluation in stepparent adoptions, we can help.

James will educate you about the law, your options and your rights in stepparent adoptions. We guide you through the process in ways that allow you to make sound decisions regarding your growing family's future. Contact us to discuss your adoption plans in detail and in confidence.

Woodstock Stepparent Adoption Attorneys

Our respected family law firm's expertise can benefit clients whose objectives are:

  • Grandparent adoptions
  • Relative adoptions
  • Agency adoptions
  • Agency representation
  • Birth mother representation
  • Adoptive parent representation

A stepparent adoption will compel the court to terminate the rights of a biological parent. The stepparent is then able to become the legal mother or father of the child. The rights of the stepparent's spouse are not affected.

Additionally, a court generally will not grant a stepparent's opportunity to adopt when the child's legal mother or father objects to this outcome and is participating in the child's life in meaningful ways. If you want to adopt a stepchild and a biological parent objects, our law firm can explore grounds for termination of the biological mother or father's parental rights.

Contact the Woodstock stepparent adoptions attorney Jim Bass today at 770-628-1136. You can also reach us by email message. Your initial consultation is at no cost to you.