Step-Parent Adoption

There are many types of adoption, but the one we at Kelsey Law Office see most often is step-parent adoption. Usually in the case of step-parent adoption, one parent has decided not to have a role in the children's lives and a step-parent decides to take on the role of parent emotionally, legally and financially. Step-parent adoptions are permanent. A divorce of the parties does not "cancel" the step-parent adoption.

Adoption is a complicated process, generally requiring the termination of the rights of one parent, background studies and at least one court hearing (which may involve the children).

Information Packets

Child Custody Info PDF (printable)
Child Custody Info PDF (electronic)
Divorce Client Info PDF (printable)
Divorce Client Info PDF (electronic)

*Both Packets are available in two versions. The printable version can be printed, filled out and mailed. Or, you can download the electronic version and email us the completed form.