Stepparent Adoption

Stepparent adoptions are often one of the happier, more exciting cases that an attorney can handle. If you are the stepmother or stepfather of a child whom you are hoping to adopt, or if your spouse is seeking to adopt your child and solidify their relationship as that of parent and child, Attorney Timothy Heinle is happy to advise and represent you and your family throughout the process. It is important to understand all of the issues, including who must be notified, what types of consent are required, and what kinds of steps must be taken, including in many cases home assessments by an agency, before a stepparent adoption can move forward. Particularly in a stepparent adoption, it is crucial that you understand what is required of you, specifically in terms of how and to what extent the child’s biological parent needs to be involved in the adoption. Timothy has proudly represented countless stepparents in their pursuit of adoption, and will ensure that the adoption is done right and is secure. In many cases there are steps which, with the permission of the court, can be waived, saving you valuable time and money.