How Does a Stepparent Adopt a Stepchild?

There are many scenarios in which a stepparent might adopt a stepchild or stepchildren. It can be a straightforward process, but only if the non-custodial parent consents to the adoption. If the biological father does not consent, you still may be able to terminate their parental rights if you meet certain criteria. Although this [...]

By |2019-06-30T17:52:17-07:00June 29th, 2019|Adoption|0 Comments

How to Terminate an Adoption in California

Looking for information on how to terminate an adoption in California? Under certain circumstances, you can terminate an adoption by asking the court to reverse the adoption order. The child’s natural parents, the adoptive parents or the adoptee can file a reversal petition. This article will explain how to terminate an adoption in California.

By |2019-05-12T10:06:04-07:00May 28th, 2018|Adoption|0 Comments

How to Adopt an Adult Stepchild

If you want to know how to adopt an adult stepchild, there are some important things to be aware of. First, the consent of a biological parent is not required in an adult stepchild adoption. For this reason, some stepparents wait for a stepchild to reach age 18 to bypass the protest of a biological parent.

By |2018-02-19T00:49:02-08:00February 18th, 2018|Adoption|0 Comments

Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?

People often are looking for inexpensive options to handle legal procedures and ask us "do I need to hire an attorney?" Hiring an attorney is a personal decision, however in many circumstances, the answer is  no.  Yes, there are complex legal issues that need the advice and experience of a seasoned licensed attorney. Likewise, there [...]

Terminate Rights of Parent in Stepparent Adoption

Blended families are very common today. As blended families continue to grow, stepparents are researching how to adopt their stepchildren. A People’s Choice can help you complete the paperwork you need to file a petition to adopt your stepchild in California. Read on to learn more about how you can terminate rights of parent in [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:51-08:00June 2nd, 2016|Adoption, Family Law|Comments Off on Terminate Rights of Parent in Stepparent Adoption

Home Studies and Adoption in California

There are thousands of children in the state of California who are waiting to be adopted. In foster care alone, there are about 58,000 children awaiting permanent placement with a family through adoption.  Adoption is a great way to give these children a chance at a potentially happy and stable family. There are several ways [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:47:52-08:00December 16th, 2014|Adoption|Comments Off on Home Studies and Adoption in California

Should You Have a Post Adoption Contact Agreement?

A child’s contact with his or her biological parents after adoption is not always the norm. In many cases, an adopted child begins a new life, and only sees former family members if the child later chooses to seek them out. For all intents and purposes, an adopted child becomes a part of his or [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:47:57-08:00September 15th, 2014|Adoption|Comments Off on Should You Have a Post Adoption Contact Agreement?

California Stepparent Adoption – The Process & Forms

Blended families are becoming more common throughout California. When two families come together or a new parent joins a family, the new parent may decide to adopt the children of the other parent to form a more cohesive family unit. Stepparent adoption is the legal process of a stepparent adopting their spouse's minor child. Becoming [...]

By |2019-12-25T15:07:58-08:00April 11th, 2014|Adoption|Comments Off on California Stepparent Adoption – The Process & Forms