Step-parent adoptions

I call the step-parent adoption court, "happy court," and although these cases present some of the most rewarding and joyful experiences in family law, they aren't often a piece of cake!  Biological fathers and mothers are frequently "Missing in Action" or not willing to sign off on the step-parent adoption paperwork and can therefore present issues which stop an adoption in its tracks.  Sometimes a hearing is required to terminate  parental rights, which carries a very heavy burden of proof for the petitioning party.  Wise legal counsel can guide you through the adoption maze and over the hurdles, helping you to realize your family's goals of more unity, stability and happiness.