Stepparent and Relative Adoption Lawyers in Birmingham, Alabama
There are many benefits to stepparent and relative adoption. Perhaps first and foremost, it can give a sense of permanence and belonging to a child.
If you have remarried and your new spouse wants to adopt your child or children, please contact the law offices of Key, Greer, Harrison, & Casey in Pelham, Alabama. Our Birmingham stepparent adoption attorneys will be happy to help you.
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The stepparent adoption process can be simple or complex, depending on the circumstances.
If you and your new spouse have agreed to step adoption, the next step in the process is to obtain consent from your child's non-custodial biological parent. If he or she refuses, legal action must be taken for the purpose of terminating his or her parental rights. Sometimes, when the non-custodial parent is an unknown father, additional steps must be taken to complete the adoption process.
In certain circumstances, the adoption process must start in the juvenile court system. That includes cases for custody and for the termination of parental rights.
At Key, Greer, Harrison, & Casey, our Alabama adoption attorneys also offer legal counsel and representation to relatives seeking to adopt, including grandparents.
For more information about our law firm's experience in these important matters, please contact our Birmingham adoption law firm today or call our office at 205-987-2211 today.