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Every Child Deserves Representation in a Contested Adoption

Posted in Court Decisions, Parenting, Children & Divorce

In my previous post on Adopting a Stepchild, I explained the steps to go through for an uncontested adoption. Many adoptions are very simple and straightforward. However, in situations where there are disagreements about what is best for a child or a parent’s rights are being terminated, the courts must become further involved. The news… Continue Reading

Adopting a Stepchild

Posted in Parenting, Children & Divorce

I am frequently asked by stepparents what is involved in adopting their spouse’s child. The process is often quite simple, and brings a sense of wholeness and belonging to the child and family. How does this all work? There are two instances where the adoption of a stepchild is considered uncontested and can move easily… Continue Reading