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Adopting My Adult Stepchild in California

Adopting My Adult Stepchild in California

Adopting my adult stepchild in California—what happens to the biological parents’ rights? As adult adoption lawyers at Adoption Law Group, probably the most common reason we see for adult adoption is the desire to formalize a stepparent-child relationship. Often, the...
Honoring Your Child’s First Family

Honoring Your Child’s First Family

Honor: to regard with high respect. Honor is a scarce commodity these days. As Americans, we honor very little. We laugh at SNL skits mocking our leaders, attend church services with Starbucks in hand, and give our dads Father’s Day cards about beer and farts. When I...
Should Lawmakers Save the Adoption Tax Credit?

Should Lawmakers Save the Adoption Tax Credit?

When conservatives like Russell Moore, President of the Southern Baptist’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and Jim Dailey, President of Focus on the Family, go on record against a provision of the GOP’s tax plan, I take note.  The House plan,...
Child Citizenship Act of 2000 and Readoption

Child Citizenship Act of 2000 and Readoption

“Do I need to readopt my child before applying for her citizenship under the Child Citizenship Act?” A common question we hear is, “Do I have to readopt my internationally adopted child in the U.S. in order for them to get citizenship?” The...
Adult Adoption in California

Adult Adoption in California

Adult adoption is a very straight-forward process in California and a good solution to several common family situations. Sometimes, a stepparent wishes to formalize a stepparent-child relationship, even though the child is no longer a child. Our office regularly...
Does Race Matter in Adoption?

Does Race Matter in Adoption?

“Race matters in adoption because race matters in America.” —Twila L. Perry As a white mom with two black kids, I reluctantly agree with that statement. I’d prefer it not to be true and frankly, living in a mixed, working class neighborhood in Los Angeles,...