Growing Your Family Through Adoption
We are Robert N. Hamilton and Jennifer R. Piper, St. Louis adoption lawyers who are committed to helping families pursue all types of adoption. To learn more about your specific options, please contact us online today.
When a stepparent wishes to adopt the child of his or her spouse, it is first necessary for the non-custodial birth parent to terminate his or her parental rights. Once the termination of parental rights is completed, the birth parent will have no legal rights as a parent.
Aside from the birth parent terminating his or her parental rights, there may be other reasons why parental rights may be terminated. These often include abandoning the child, being an unfit parent, or failing to provide support to the child.
If you are a stepparent who wishes to proceed with a stepparent adoption, our attorneys can provide legal support. We understand the requirements — including the termination of parental rights — and can help you understand all legal obligations.
Other Family Adoptions
If you are another family member who is looking to adopt, please talk to an attorney from our firm about your legal options. We assist with relative adoption throughout the state of Missouri. Whether you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or other relative who is looking to adopt a child, we can explain the legal requirements and walk you through the adoption process.
Contact Our Missouri Stepparent Adoption Lawyers
Whether you are pursuing a stepparent adoption, relative adoption, or independent adoption, we can help you take the legal steps necessary to grow your family. Contact our office today for an initial consultation by calling 314-333-4140 or contact us online.