If you are seeking to adopt a step-child, we can help. The adoption process can be complicated and it usually involves an action to terminate the parental rights of a biological parent (usually the father). The adoption process can take a considerable amount of time. The court must investigate the prospective adoptive parent and it must find it in the best interests of the child to not only allow the adoption but to terminate the parental rights of the biological parent. Such cases can be heavily litigated. You may need a knowledgeable attorney to represent you. If you are considering adopting, you should call our office to schedule a consultation.