Adopting a child is an emotional and joyous event, but there are numerous legal issues to work through. If you are planning to adopt, your attorney must be thoroughly familiar with the state adoption laws and local courts.
Making Your Family Complete
At Bruce A. Chamberlain Law Office, we represent stepparents, grandparents and other third parties who want to establish legal rights to a child. We will help you through each step of the adoption process and work hard to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible.
Adding to your family? Speak with a New London County adoption lawyer today to get the process started.
With the high rate of divorce and remarriage, stepparent adoptions have become extremely common. When a stepparent wishes to establish legal rights to his or her spouse's child, the estranged biological parent's rights must be terminated first. We can draft a voluntary relinquishment of parental rights for the other parent to sign. If this parent refuses to sign the voluntary agreement, we can seek to terminate his or her parental rights.
As with all decisions affecting the custody of a child, the termination of the biological parent's rights and the stepparent adoption must be in the best interest of the child. As your attorney, Bruce will work to demonstrate that the adoption is in the best interest of your child.
We also represent grandparents and same-sex couples who wish to adopt a child. Please contact us to learn how we may assist you.
Contact A Waterford Stepparent Adoption Lawyer
To make an appointment, please call 860-612-8950 or contact us online.