If you have a biological child from a previous relationship and got remarried, you may have considered having your new spouse adopt your child. A stepparent adoption can give your spouse permanent parental rights and legally cement your family bond. As part of this process, your child’s other biological parent must sign an affidavit giving their consent (if they are living and their identity is known) – but what happens if your ex contests the … Read More
Why Does Step-Parent Adoption Matter for LGBTQ Families?
For LGBTQ families, the step-parent adoption process can ensure both partners have legal parenthood. Here’s what you need to know.
5 Important Things to Know About Step-Parent Adoption
A step-parent adoption can legally cement your familial relationship and offer important rights to you and your step-children. Here’s what you need to know.
How Does Step-Parent Adoption Work?
Step-parent adoption is a common family law matter in Virginia. If you wish to legally adopt your spouse’s child(ren), here’s an overview of the process.