Adoption is a deeply personal decision that can significantly affect the life of a child. A stepparent who is willing to adopt his or her spouse's child can cement the parental bond between them and create parental rights to the child which allow that stepparent to protect the child's welfare. Some parents seek a stepparent adoption when the biological parent is incarcerated or deceased. Some parents seek a stepparent adoption when the biological mother or father is unavailable or fails to provide sufficient child care. No matter the reason, this area of law is one where the bonds of a family are created and cemented, not torn apart. We at Fabio & Merrill will work with the entire family to allow this happy occasion to occur.
As attorneys, we at Fabio & Merrill will take the time to explore the rights and options of parents involved in potential stepparent adoptions. We approach this practice area with compassion and are dedicated to protecting the interests of children. Our goal is to ensure that our clients have a full understanding of the consequences of a stepparent adoption with regard to custody and issues of child support.
After a stepparent adoption, the stepparent will stand in the shoes of a biological parent, so it is critical to understand the rights and obligations involved.
We strive to bring our 30 years of family law experience to present clients with a clear picture of their case and work toward outcomes that take into account all loved ones.
To discuss any aspect of Texas stepparent adoptions with our Houston stepparent adoption lawyer, call 713-581-9021 or e-mail us.