What is the difference between an adoptive father and a stepfather?

Answer An adoptive father is your legal guardian and is your father. A step father is a man who marries your mother. He does not have to adopt you and cannot unless your biological father agrees to give u... Read More »

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Child has had no contact with bio father in 3.5 years. Child is 4 and stepfather wants to adopt. Bio father will not voluntary terminate rights. What is the process to have step father adopt?

Ring the Dept for chid Protective Services and ask for relevant forms. They will also let u know of family court forms u need to submit. There is alot involved and some legal advice or a lawyer wou... Read More »

Can a stepparent be listed on a birth certificate if the father section is blank and the stepfather is not his biological father?

If a 10 year old wants her stepfather to adopt her against her biological fathers wishes. Bio father has some contact but child wants stepfather to adopt. Will the court in VA recognize her desires?

Open and honest communication between adoptive parents and their adoptive children?

Great question Possum!Awesome article! It sparked a beautiful conversation between DD and myself. Thank you. Open communication is something i would hope all parents strive for especially adopti... Read More »