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While there are many different types of adoptions, the stepparent adoption lawyers at Draper Law Office concentrate solely on uncontested step-parent adoptions. These adoptions are a type of “relative adoption” in which the child is adopted by someone who is related to them by marriage. Once this adoption has gone through, the adopted child and any biological children of the step-parent are no different in legal terms with consent, surnames, custody, child support, inheritance and property laws, incest and criminal law.
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Children may be adopted by their step-parent as a necessity - for all of the legal reasons listed above. By being a legal parent of a step child, all guardianship and medical release issues are also resolved. There are many other reasons that someone may want to go through with an uncontested step-parent adoption as well - for example, what happens if you haven’t adopted your step child and your partner dies? You would have no legal relationship with the step-child, which could lead to the loss of visitation rights in the future. It also shows a commitment to the child which might provide them with emotional security. Furthermore, it also gives them status and rights that are indistinguishable from any biological children you have, which could help with any sibling jealousy.
If you are considering a stepparent adoption case, contact us today toll free at 866.767.4711 or via our online contact form. We are happy to serve everyone in the Central Florida area, with offices conveniently located in Orlando, Kissimmee, and St. Cloud.



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