Stepparent Adoption

Courtrooms are not usually a pleasant place to be in the context of family law. Stepparent adoptions represent the lone exception. Helping families come together when a stepparent adopts a child is one of the most rewarding things a family law attorney can do.

The attorneys at Kowalski, Wilson & Vang, LLC routinely handle private stepparent adoptions. We have extensive experience with these proceedings as well as the accompanying termination of parental rights that must take place before the adoption can proceed.

We look forward to helping your family explore your options for stepparent adoption. Call our Madison office today at 608-709-5000 to arrange your free consultation.

How Does Stepparent Adoption Work?

There are a number of steps that must take place in order for a stepparent adoption to occur, including:

  • The termination of the birth parents’ rights
  • Petitioning the court for an adoption
  • Background checks and other groundwork conducted by social services
  • A final hearing to finalize and grant the adoption

There are unique factors at play in every family that can impact the process. It is vital to seek the advice of our experienced attorneys. We can identify potential obstacles and craft a plan for overcoming them, resulting in an adoption process that runs as smoothly as possible.

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When you are ready to move forward with a stepparent adoption, you can rely on us to guide you through the entire process. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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