Stepparent Adoption Attorney
At the Law Office of David F. Leon, we handle stepparent adoptions for clients in Bakersfield and throughout surrounding Kern County communities. We enjoy adoption work — it gives us a chance to help put a family together, when so much of family law involves families breaking apart.
Your stepparent adoption should be handled with care and attention to detail. You don’t want a legal misstep causing unnecessary delays in the adoption process. Bakersfield stepparent adoption lawyer David F. Leon has more than 20 years of experience. He and his experienced team can handle of the legal details so you can focus on the joy of bringing a child into your family.
The Stepparent Adoption Process
There are a number of steps involved in establishing a stepparent adoption. Before you can adopt the child, the child’s biological parents must give consent, or the rights must be terminated by court order.
The Department of Social Services will conduct a home visit and investigation to determine if the adoption is in the best interests of the child.
The next step is the adoption hearing, in which the adoption process will be completed. Once the adoption is completed, you will be treated as the child’s parent for all legal and parenting purposes.
Being a stepparent comes with many new rights and responsibilities. We can advise you on all of these aspects so you begin your new parental role informed and on firm legal ground.
Contact An Experienced Kern County Stepparent Adoption Lawyer
Do you need legal assistance for an adoption in California? Family law attorney David F. Leon is here to provide you with the knowledgeable representation you need. Contact us today online or by telephone at 661-401-7743 or toll free at 800-577-3642 to arrange a initial consultation with an experienced Bakersfield stepparent adoption lawyer.
Abogado de la Adopción Padrastro
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