Press Release (ePRNews.com) - United States and Canada - Mar 27, 2020 - One of the most common forms of adoption is Stepparent adoptions, becoming more prominent as more and more blended families are created. Simply put, a stepparent adoption occurs when a stepparent agrees to adopt his or her spouse’s child and accept all legal responsibility for the child. The non-custodial parent is no longer legally required to assume responsibilities for the child and has no legal rights to that child.
Every state has its own laws when it comes to governing stepparent adoptions, although most are the same. States do try to make adoptions easier for stepparents, especially when it is in the best interest of the child. A background check is required for adoption for minor, someone under 18. Adult adoptions do not require this. Also, some states will require a home study of the adopting stepparent. It is crucial for those seeking to adopt their stepchild to research what is required in their home state and to utilize a professional experienced company to assist. Stepparentadoptionforms.com is one such company, having provided exemplary, affordable service to stepparent adopters for over 20 years. Consulting an attorney is not required. for a successful stepparent adoption.
Most states require consent by all parents of the child. That included legal, custodial and non-custodial parents, if the non-custodial parent I present. In cases of abandonment by the non-custodial parent, an effort must be made via the legal requirements of the law to obtain consent.
When consent has been given and/or the legal requirements have been met, the adopting stepparent can file a petition to adopt the child. It is important to note that some states may require the parents to be residents in the state in which the adoption is taking place for a certain amount of time. The adoption court hearing typically proceeds as any type of adoption. Upon finalization of the adoption, the family can apply for new birth certificates (in the state of the child’s birth) and new social security cards.
Form an emotional standpoint, a great thing about stepparent adoptions is that the adopting parent is able to show a child that they chose the adoptee, a very powerful bond. Stepparents fulfill an extremely important role. They can fill an empty place for their step child. If you are a stepparent and are considering adoption, adoption will change your family’s life.
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