“Should I wait till we’re married to adopt my partner’s child?” – The Difference Between Stepparent and Second Parent Adoptions in California
We routinely consult with potential clients who are in committed relationships and know they want to adopt their partner’s child but aren’t sure if they have to wait until they get married or not. The basic answer is no. In California, an unmarried person may adopt...
I often have conversations with adoptive parents who are struggling with when and how to tell their child he or she is adopted. Because Adoption Law Group completes lots of stepparent adoptions, many of these conversations are with moms wondering when and how...
Adopting my adult stepchild in California—what happens to the biological parents’ rights?
Honoring your child’s birth family is really about helping your child honor his birth family, in his heart and mind.