Adoption establishes a legal parent-child relationship when the adoption parent is not the child’s biological mother or father. Once an adoption takes place, the adopting mother and/or father have all the legal rights and responsibilities of a parent-child relationship as natural birth parents would have.
An adoptive parent can be a stepparent or domestic partner of either the biological mother or father, a relative of the child who has been caring for the child, or even someone no related to the child.
A stepparent or domestic partner adoption requires the following:
Ask yourself these questions first:
If your answer to the two questions above is “yes”, the kind of adoption case you have is a stepparent adoption to confirm parentage. This is the simplest type of adoption as it does not require a social worker to do an investigation or report and you will not need to go to court for an adoption hearing.
If you are doing a stepparent adoption to confirm parentage, you need to complete the following:
Have your forms completed (or at least reviewed) by an attorney. This ensured that the forms were filled out property and will not be rejected or cause problems down the line. Once reviewed, file your forms with the court clerk along with the filing fee.
If you would like assistance in filing for a stepparent adoption, please do not hesitate to contact me:
Lovette T. Mioni, Esq.
Mioni Family Law
4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 500
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Phone: (424) 259-1770
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