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Adopting During Covid-19

Adopting During Covid-19

We are all trying to navigate these very strange times and it’s still difficult to guess just how far-reaching the health and financial effects of Covid-19 will be. Obviously, for those waiting to bring home a child they are adopting internationally, the additional...
Dealing With an Out-of-Country Birth Father

Dealing With an Out-of-Country Birth Father

In California stepparent adoptions, a very common concern is whether it’s possible to proceed with the adoption when the birth father is no longer in the country and either cannot be found or will not consent to the adoption.  The short answer is yes, most likely. ...
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...