Wellesley Family Lawyers
The Laws Regarding Stepparent Adoption
Are you looking to adopt your spouse’s children and assume the role
as the legal parent? While this process is not nearly as difficult as
many other types of
adoption, however, it can be a much shorter process, as stepparents are more familiar
with the children.
Our Wellesley family law attorneys at
Saponaro Barach Bingham LLP offer personalized legal assistance to help families navigate the complex
legal system. If you have any questions, please contact us today to schedule a
Releasing the Birth Parent’s Responsibility
Do birth parents have to provide their consent to the adoption? For the
most part, the birth parent must legally declare his or her parental rights
void and relinquish those rights. Unless, of course, the birth parent’s
rights have already been terminated due to matters such as neglect, abuse,
abandonment, or consistent refusal to provide child support payments.
However, there may be some cases where the birth parent may not wish to
give up their rights.
These are some of the scenarios where this occurs:
- There is lack of evidence that the birth parent abandoned the child
- Demonstrate to the courts that the birth parent is unfit to be in the parenting role
- Establish paternity to show that the birth father is not the child’s father
Our Wellesley family lawyers can assist you with your adoption case from
beginning to end. This includes the legal paperwork, documentation, and
keeping you informed of your various rights. Stepparent adoption is a
very important legal process and is a matter that requires an attorney’s
full and devoted attention.
Helping Keep Your Family Together
over 20 years of experience under our belts, we know what it takes to make sure that your needs are
met. We provide individualized solutions to help our families and keep
them up to date with how their case is progressing and what the laws entail.
We understand that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions, especially
when it comes to stepparent adoptions. That is why
Saponaro Barach Bingham LLP works with you exclusively to help you attain your goals.
To begin, please contact us today and request your