Step-parent adoption can often be the final step in completing your family. There is often a strong emotional bond between a child and his or her step-parent, but that step-parent will not have the legal rights of a natural parent unless they choose to proceed with an adoption. A step-parent may make the decision to formally adopt his or her spouse’s child, but the natural parent must either consent to the adoption or be served with the petition to adopt. Step-parent adoptions are unique in that they terminate the natural parent’s rights and at the same time complete an adoption by the step-parent. When your adoption is complete, the step-parent and their family will be legally be the family of the child, just as if the child were born to the step-parent biologically.
The Orlando Family Firm, located conveniently in downtown Orlando is a full-service family law firm dedicated to providing compassionate and aggressive representation for our clients. As Orlando Step Parent Adoption Attorneys we are focused on representing you and getting your legal matters resolved as quickly and proactively as possible. Our firm typically handles family law cases throughout Central Florida in Orange County, Osceola County and Seminole County. We have significant trial experience in handling step parent adoption cases. We believe that communication with our clients is of utmost importance so that our clients know exactly what is going on in their case and to help take the mystery out of the legal process. Going through a divorce or other family law proceeding is a trying time for our clients and we provide the peace of mind to help our clients resolve and move past their family legal issues. The Orlando Family Firm can help you with your adoption as a step parent - Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation.