Handling Stepparent and Same-Sex Adoptions in Pennsylvania
Adopting your spouse’s or partner’s child can be one of the most fulfilling actions you will ever take in life. For same-sex couples who would like to begin a family together, the legal adoption process can help you obtain the parental rights and responsibilities you so dearly desire.
At the Law Office of Smith & Horwitz, our Philadelphia adoption lawyers handle stepparent adoptions and same-sex adoptions for couples throughout the area. We have more than 35 years of family law experience that we can use to help you efficiently and effectively navigate through the legal adoption process. To learn more, contact us at 215-545-2880 to schedule your initial consultation.
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Our family law attorneys understand all the steps that must be taken to properly prepare and file all necessary adoption paperwork. From compiling all documentation, such as birth certificates, to representing clients in adoption hearings, we are here to provide you with the comprehensive, dedicated representation you need at this exciting time in your life.
While most stepparent or same-sex adoptions are uncontested adoptions, it is possible that a contested adoption can arise in situations involving a parent who does not want to terminate his or her parental rights.
Termination of Parental Rights
In many adoption cases, especially those involving stepparent adoptions, it is necessary to first seek the termination of parental rights from the birth mother or father. We have experience with this part of the adoption process, and are here to help you take this necessary step on your way to finalizing your adoption.
Contact a Philadelphia Stepparent Adoption Attorney
If you are a stepparent or a same-sex couple and you would like to start the adoption process with a caring, dedicated and experienced family law attorney, contact our law firm.