Question: How do i adopt my step son (13yrs).His mother and i are getting a divorce and have been separated for over a year. adoption will be uncontested by both parents. The child wants to live with me and has been for the last year along with his 4 brothers and sisters .I have been his step-father since he was 6 months old. I am ready to remarry after the divorce is final.Do i get the divorce , re-marry, Then adopt him or do i have to stay married in order to adopt him? Note:The mother may have a life threatening condition and wants to make sure he stays with me in the case that she dies.
For some basic information on adoption please begin by reviewing the article on this website titled “Adoption and Child Welfare”.
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May 16, 2011