At the Phoenix Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau we help unite families legally through the step-parent or relative adoptions. Step-parent adoptions can be completed in two ways: by consent of the birth parent, or through the termination of the birth parent’s rights.
- Consent: The easiest way to complete a stepparent adoption is if the absent parent signs a document relinquishing his or her parental rights
- Termination of parental rights: The termination of someone’s parental rights is complex and requires an attorney with significant trial experience in these types of proceedings.
In order for a stepparent adoption to be approved, the step-parent and biological parent have to be married for two years and the stepparent has to participate in a background and adoption study. Additionally, any child over the age of 8, has to agree to the adoption.
To learn more about stepparent or relative adoption in Arizona, contact the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau today. Call us at 480-209-1918, toll free at 888-453-1437 or contact us online.
At the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau, we are dedicated to providing top-quality service that considers your financial situation. We make sure that you always clearly understand our fees and guide you through the adoption process as swiftly and cost-effectively as possible.Talk to our Phoenix Step Parent Adoption Attorney
The best way to get real answers about stepparent and relative adoptions is to talk to a lawyer. Call Arizona modification attorney Karen Schoenau today by contacting us at 480-209-1918 or toll free at 888-453-1437.