Step Parent Child Adoption Lawyer
For legal as well as emotional reasons, it is quite common for a step parent to want to adopt the child of their spouse. Adopting a child in Massachusetts can be a complex and emotional journey. Adoption is a legal process that creates a new, permanent parent-child relationship where one didn’t exist before. The adoption proceedings take place in court before a Judge.
Adoption bestows on the adoptive parent(s) all the rights and responsibilities of a legal parent, and gives the child being adopted all the social, emotional, and legal rights and responsibilities of a family member. Sometimes, court language will include the words “as if born to” to describe the new parent-child relationship.
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If you are a step parent and considering adopting your spouse’s child and would like the guidance of an knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney, please contact our office to schedule a confidential consultation.