If you are interested in filing a step-parent or grandparent adoption of a child, we’re here to help.
Generally, both biological parents, if known, must consent to an adoption. However, under Indiana law, there are certain circumstances that allow for the consent of a biological parent to not be required. These circumstances include the non-payment of child support and lack of communication. If the consent of the biological parent is not required, then a step-parent adoption may be possible. Indiana law allows for step-parents to adopt children in a manner that is a bit easier than a typical adoption; this means that the adoption can cost significantly less than a standard adoption.
If you are married or have a significant other that has been involved substantially in your child’s life while the biological parent has not, you should speak to one of our experienced attorneys to determine if a step-parent adoption may be appropriate in your situation. Learn more about the options available to you, we’re here to guide you through this process.
If you are interested in filing a step-parent or grandparent adoption of a child, contact the experienced family law and Indianapolis divorce attorney at Cairns Rabiola Vance, LLC. Call 317-632-4711 to speak to an attorney or fill out our contact form and an attorney will contact you within one business day.