Stepparent Adoption: St. Louis Attorney

Are you seeking a closer relationship with your stepdaughter or stepson? Did you know that you may be able to adopt your spouse's child or children in Missouri? Does the thought of tackling that adoption process overwhelm you? Stepchild adoption is the most common type of adoption in the state but often requires the assistance of an experienced family law attorney.

Helping St. Louis Stepparents With The Adoption Process

At Zolman Law Firm, we have been assisting families in the St. Louis metro area with family law and stepchild adoptions since 1996. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, our legal team understands the emotional and financial aspects of stepparent adoption, and we will help you understand your options and the long-term effects of your choices.

In Missouri, adopting your stepchild is a two-part process:

First, consent from both of the child's biological parents is required, except in very limited circumstances.

Second, as the adopting stepparent, you assume full financial and legal responsibility for your spouse's child or children. Doing so releases your stepchild's biological parent from his or her responsibilities, which includes future payments of child support.

Prepared. Focused. Aggressive.

When you wish to take that final step, cementing your relationship with your stepdaughter or stepson, we will provide you with knowledgeable answers and guidance. We care about you and your family, and are committed to helping you complete the adoption process.

Call the Zolman Law Firm today at 314-375-5237 or submit your information online. Your initial 30-minute consultation is free, and your questions will be kept confidential.