Stepparent Adoption Considerations

Here in Fayetteville and throughout the area, many stepparents are ready to take on more responsibility and become a child's legal parent. At Miller & Illikainen, we can guide you through the process as your family grows.

With nearly 40 years of combined legal experience, our North Carolina family law attorneys know how to avoid the pitfalls and can help you complete the adoption process as easily as possible. If necessary, we can represent you in a termination of parental rights proceeding as well.

Helping You Become A Parent

In some cases, the child's other biological parent might not consent to giving up his or her parental rights so that you can adopt your stepchild. If so, we can represent you and your spouse in a termination of parental rights proceeding in an effort to clear the way for you to adopt. Our lawyers can look for factors like:

  • Is the parent abusive toward the child?
  • Does the parent pose a danger to the child because of drug or alcohol abuse?
  • Has the parent been active in the child's life by providing emotional and financial support?

We believe that if you are a child's stepparent who wants to become a legal parent, you deserve all the support you can get. You can count on our law firm to always keep the lines of communication open, taking the time to address your questions and concerns while keeping you up-to-date on the status of your case. That is our guarantee to you.

Do Not Go Through This Alone. We Can Help.

If you are a stepparent and are ready to become a legal parent to your stepchild, contact Miller & Illikainen to schedule a consultation. We can walk you through what to expect. Contact us online, or call 910-401-2280 or 888-580-6091.