We speak to many couples who have children from a prior marriage. And while they work hard to bring the two families together, sometimes, something is missing. Regardless of the label, we know this is your family.
You love each other. You feel as though the kids are both of yours, even though legally they may not be. And it feels like adoption is the way to make the family a “real family”.
Ever feel like something is missing between you and your stepchildren?
Does your stepchild call you mom or dad?
Do you weigh in on tough parenting decisions?
But when it comes down to it, you’re not their “real” parent?
Are you ready to have your place in the family reflected legally because, in your heart, you want just a little bit more?
While adopting a stepchild isn’t as difficult as other types of adoption, it’s important to know what to expect. And while every situation is different, there are specific steps you need to take. You need someone who can help with the permission required by the other birth parent. And your attorney must be able to articulate the situation to achieve your desired outcome.
At Ogborne Law, our process helps you navigate the legal system to achieve an adoption. When you’re ready to discuss your options, contact us and we’ll walk you down the path to bringing your family even closer together.
Contact Ogborne Law today and let us show you how we can help protect your kids and your family.
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