Preparing Stepparents For Each Stage In The Adoption Process
While a stepparent may already play a large role in his or her stepchild’s life, completing the adoption process formalizes this role. Stepparent adoptions are very common in Ohio; however, there are many steps built into this process that may complicate matters.
Concerned stepparents are not alone when they partner with Kemp Law Group. We are highly skilled and compassionate. Our managing attorney, Jacqueline Kemp, has been selected for inclusion on the list of Top 25 Women Columbus Super Lawyers and Top 50 Women Ohio Super Lawyers for many years. All of our clients benefit from the award-winning counsel that she provides.
Offering Skilled Representation From Beginning To End
We recognize that it can be overwhelming to navigate the stepparent adoption procedures. As a result, we strive to minimize our clients’ stress by responding quickly to questions. We prepare our clients for interviews and home studies so that they feel confident during these and other evaluations.
We handle all matters relating to adoption, including:
- Filing stepparent adoption petitions with the appropriate court
- Securing the biological parent’s consent for the adoption when possible
- Preparing for the background check
- Advice regarding the home study
- Representing the stepparent in required hearings
If the child’s biological parent refuses to agree to the adoption, we are licensed to advocate for our clients in court. We create compelling arguments that support our client’s petition to terminate the biological parent’s rights.