Murrieta Stepparent Adoption Attorney
Speak with a Murrieta Family Law Attorney!
Opening your home and heart to a child is one of the most profound and
selfless things you can do, especially when you are that child's stepparent.
At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, our Murrieta and Temecula family
law attorneys are passionate about helping families make adoption a reality.
Although adoption can be an exciting time in your life, it still entails
serious and significant legal proceedings. For this reason, it is crucial
to work with experienced attorneys who can guide you step by step through
the adoption process.
Understanding Stepparent Adoption
Families are unique, and as such, so is adoption. Generally, adoption is
the process of creating a legal parent-child relationship when the adopting
parent is not a biological parent. Once an adoption is finalized, parents
will have all of the same legal rights and responsibilities of biological
parents and will be considered – by law and in many cases emotionally
– the same as a birth family.
Stepparent adoption has several requirements in California. These requirements
are as follows:
- The one adopting the child must be the spouse or domestic partner of the
- The couple must be legally married or in a legal domestic partnership
This type of adoption is less complicated than other forms of adoption
because one of the parents is already the child's biological parent.
The biological parent must first consent to the adoption, and both parents
must fill out the required forms. Our legal team has helped many stepparents
achieve their adoption goals and can guide you every step of the way.
Learn How a Family Lawyer in Murrieta Can Help
The legal requirements and procedures involved in the adoption process
can make it appear overwhelming. With the assistance of a caring and highly
capable legal team, however, you will have the support and representation
needed to achieve your unique goals.
Learn more about your adoption and how our Murreta
family law attorney team may be able to help by calling (951) 506-6654 for a free