Step Parent Adoption in Pennsylvania

These days, families come in all shapes and sizes. Blended families are more prevalent than ever and in turn the number of step-parent adoptions has soared.

One who becomes a parent through marriage is considered a step-parent, and step-parent adoption is the most common form of adoption in Pennsylvania. It is important to understand the rights associated with becoming a step-parent versus the rights of becoming an adoptive parent. For example, although a step-parent may be able to obtain visitation rights should the marriage end, the adoption process will provide protected rights to the adoptive parent.

The exact procedure to adopt a step-child will differ from family to family. Just as there is no "one size fits all" family structure, the same is true of the adoption procedure.

The adoption process is exactly that: a process. It is therefore important to have a knowledgeable attorney to guide you through the complex procedures involved. Call us today to speak with one of our experienced family law attorney's and learn more about the adoption process for your specific situation

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