Adopting your stepchildren can be a mutually beneficial decision for the family. By adopting your stepchildren, you’re taking the first step towards forming a foundation to build a solid relationship. With adoption, the bond between you and your stepchild becomes legally binding – you have a say in the child’s education, financial and medical decisions.
At Shows & Smith Law Firm PLLC, our adoption attorneys understand the rewarding experience that comes with adopting a child you already love and care for as your own. The adoption process can be difficult to navigate on your own, and we take pride in offering our legal expertise to successfully guide you through your journey.
Let us make your dream a reality. Call Shows & Smith Law Firm PLLC today at (601) 809-4144.
In order to successfully adopt your stepchild, the biological parent’s parental rights must be terminated. This can be done in a couple ways – if the other parent is consenting to the adoption, he or she can willingly relinquish his or her rights. Matters can get complicated, however, when a biological parent does not consent to the adoption. In these cases, the biological parent’s parental rights will be forcibly terminated.
The courts will forcibly terminate a non-consenting biological parent’s parental rights if:
Our Jackson adoption attorneys have always been interested in protecting the best interests of our clients. We have extensive experience assisting individuals, couples, and families through the adoption process. We have more than 50 years of legal experience to bring to the table and we are proud to provide you with the legal advocacy that you deserve.
Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.