Stepparents play a crucial role in the lives of their stepchildren. In many circumstances, the stepparents and biological parents work together to ensure the child has everything he or she needs to be successful in life. However, there are some situations where one of the parents is no longer actively involved with the child. If this is true in your situation, you may consider adopting your stepchild.
The adoption process in California can be somewhat confusing, even for cases that just involve a stepparent wishing to adopt a stepchild. You have to know exactly what you need to do to ensure that you receive the parental rights you are seeking. An experienced family law attorney can guide you through the process.
Our lawyer, Steven M. Bishop, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, as certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Bishop has worked with many families who have needed assistance with a stepparent adoption. With over four decades of experience in family law, he understands how important it is for you to get answers in your case.
Mr. Bishop will handle all issues connected to your request. He will explain the process to you and make sure that you are ready for everything that is going to happen. You can ask him questions and he will provide answers based on the facts that are present in your case. He will be a compassionate advocate for your family, working to help you achieve results for you and your child and stepchild.
While the majority of our cases involve adoptions where a stepparent wishes to adopt a stepchild, we know that there are some situations where the birth parent may not be willing to terminate his or her parental rights. We can also represent parents who wish to contest the adoption of their child. We know how difficult it can be to face the potential loss of time with your child and we work hard to ensure you are able to play a role in your child’s future.
An Attorney Experienced With The Stepparent Adoption Process In California
We understand what needs to be done to help make this process go much more smoothly for you and your family. To schedule your consultation with a certified specialist in family law, call our San Diego office at 619-304-8417 or send us an email to arrange a free telephone consultation.