Step Parent Adoption
Step-parent adoption cases involve complicated issues regarding parental rights of both biological parents. In order to complete a step-parent adoption, parties should consider whether attempting to terminate the parental rights of the non-custodial parent is an appropriate action. At McGuire Law, our family law team can coach you through this process delicately and with compassionate expertise.
In some instances, parties may be interested in adopting a relative, like a niece/nephew or grandchild. Kinship adoption cases may involve abuse or neglect on the part of the biological parents, or other difficult or tragic circumstances that have necessitated the adoption process. When navigating a complex decision like a kinship adoption, make sure the attorney you choose to assist you can support you with emotional intelligence as well as legal expertise.
3rd Party Adoption
Many prospective parents choose adoption as their preferred avenue to parenthood. At McGuire Law, we stand by the rights of all types of families to enjoy the journey of parenthood. Adoption processes can get complicated, and our team can help guide you on your path to parenthood.