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Stepparent Adoption Lawyer in Hilliard

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Representing Families in Franklin County & Greater Columbus: (614) 524-4048

At Dailey Law Offices, we know that families come in all different shapes and sizes, and that blood relation is not the only thing that makes a person family. Whether you would like to adopt your new spouse’s children, or your new spouse would like to adopt yours, we are prepared to do everything in our power to ensure that the family you have built is recognized by the government. A stepparent adoption is a joyous event and is a wonderful way to consolidate a new family. Your Hilliard stepparent adoption attorney will explain to you the procedure involved in a stepparent adoption during your initial consultation.

Questions? Ready to get started? Call us today at (614) 524-4048 to learn more about your options!

Consent Requirements for Stepparent Adoptions in Ohio

When step-parents wish to adopt their spouse’s child or children in Ohio, then they can apply through the local probate court after being married to the biological parent for at least one year. Additionally, in most cases, both biological parents must consent to the adoption.

State law specifies that each of the following individuals involved must provide their written consent:

  • The child’s mother
  • The child’s father, in any of the following cases: a) the child was born or conceived while the father and mother were married; b) the child is his by adoption; c) a parent-child relationship was established during court proceedings prior to the adoption petition filing; d) the father has acknowledged paternity
  • The child’s putative father
  • Any individual or agency with permanent custody
  • The child, if they are 12 years of age or older

Here to Support Your Family

Reach out to our Hilliard stepparent adoption lawyer if you are ready to take the next step with your family. We are eager to help you through this challenging but rewarding process!

Call today at (614) 524-4048 to get started with your initial consultation.

Working With Dailey Law Offices
  • Our Attorney Has Over a Decade of Legal Experience
  • We Offer Affordable Flat-Rate Pricing on Many Types of Cases
  • Our Firm Has Handled Well Over a Thousand Family Law Cases
  • We Get To Know Our Clients & Provide One-On-One Representation