Stepparent adoption is often the most straightforward type of adoption. In most cases, the blended family unit is already intact and legal issues are at a minimum. In fact, people may wonder why they should go through the legal trouble to adopt stepchildren. The truth is, stepparent adoption removes the red tape and complications a stepparent faces when trying to obtain medical treatment or other services on behalf of a nonbiological child.
In most cases, stepparent adoption in North Carolina and South Carolina is a formality, particularly when the biological parent has no interest in parenting the child or has terminated parental rights. Simply having full legal and joint custody of the child does not mean adoption is automatic. Part of the process involves notifying the biological parent, who may object to the adoption and loss of namesake or connection with the child.
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If you live in North Carolina or South Carolina and are considering adopting a stepchild or stepchildren, The Law Office of Christi A. Misocky, P.C., in Charlotte, is ready to help. As an experienced adoption lawyer, I do not take stepparent adoptions for granted. Any type of adoption proceeding has the potential for becoming confusing and frustrating, particularly if there is still some connection with the biological parent. My staff and I work diligently to move your stepparent adoption through the court system in your county as efficiently as possible and handle all details as they arise.
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From my offices in Charlotte, I provide legal representation for clients throughout the region and am licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina. Contact my office to arrange an initial consultation. I invite you to find out how an experienced Charlotte stepparent adoption lawyer really can make a difference in your life.