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Unite Your Family With A Stepparent Adoption

Stepparent adoptions are among the most positive acts a family lawyer can participate in. When you want to legalize the family bond that you already feel toward a child, a stepparent adoption may be the answer.

I am attorney Joseph H. Beale, and I have the experience to guide you through what can be a confusing and convoluted legal process. You can trust me to make sure that you never miss a step. I know your family is important to you – and I will treat you and your case with the utmost sensitivity and respect.

Make Your Relationship With Your Child Official

Stepparent adoptions are common when a biological parent abandons their child, or when a parent marries after the child has been abandoned by their biological parent.

Stepparent adoptions are critical if you want to be legally recognized as your child’s parent, with all the associated rights and responsibilities. Among other things, adoption will benefit you and your child by:

  • Securing your legal right to custody if your spouse dies
  • Ensuring your child has the right to an inheritance from you
  • Providing emotional security and a sense of permanence in your relationship

Ultimately, stepparent adoptions solidify a family relationship that already exists by giving it the legal recognition it deserves.

Make Your Dream Of A Unified Family A Reality

There may or may not be difficulties ahead in the process of adoption. A lot depends on whether another biological parent is in the picture. No matter what, I can guide you through this process and help you secure your child’s future.

If you want to work with a lawyer who takes every case to heart, call me at 571-335-3735 or contact me online. I have offices in Herndon and Aldie to better serve clients throughout Northern Virginia.