Step-Parent Adoptions

Securing your relationship

Many wonderful families are created through step-parent adoptions. Dexter & Moffet can help when you want to adopt your spouse's or partner's child.

When the non-custodial parent consents to the adoption, it can be an inexpensive and streamlined process. More complicated situations require careful evaluation before proceeding. It is important to consider the practical, legal, and emotional aspects of a step-parent adoption before taking the first steps.

At Dexter & Moffet, we can help you decide if its right to proceed with a step-parent adoption. We can initiate contact with the non-custodial parent on your behalf.

Step-parent adoptions do not require an extensive homestudy process because one of the child's parents will retain his or her parental rights. Uncontested step-parent adoptions can often be completed in three to four months.

Dexter & Moffet

Adoption Attorneys