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How do I begin the process of adopting my stepchild?

Blended families come in all shapes and sizes. There can be many reasons why you and your spouse have decided that the time has come for you to legally adopt the stepchildren that you have been helping to raise. The legal process might seem daunting at first, but it’s...

Adoption

Paternity issue: The first issue to be resolved is whether or not this father is established as a legal father. Since the mother was unmarried, no paternity presumption applied. In California, he would have had to sign the declaration of voluntary paternity in order...