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Stepparent Adoption

This toolkit tells you about stepparent adoption. This is for you if you want to adopt your stepchild, if your spouse wants to adopt your child, or if your child’s stepparent wants to adopt your child. For general information about stepparent adoption, read the Articles. Read the Common Questions if you have a specific question. If you want to adopt your stepchild, use the Forms link to prepare your forms. The Checklists below have step-by-step instructions to ask the judge for a stepparent adoption. Go to Courts & Agencies for information about the court or agency that will handle your case.

Common Questions

Common Questions

Checklist—Instructions for Stepparent Adoption (Petitioner)—Consent Case (print)

Checklist—Instructions for Stepparent Adoption (Petitioner)—Contested Case (print)

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