Our Law Firm has handled many adoptions over the years, including adoptions for children who were not family members but from Russia, the Ukraine, South America, etc.

However, many times a Step-Parent who has raised a child or children since they were young wants to adopt them, and only waiting for the right time.  As happy as that parent is to adopt, we have found that many times the child or children to be adopted are more enthusiastic about the adoption than the adoptive parent!  The adoptive parent is the only true father or mother the child has known, and most want their last name changed to that of the adoptive parent.

These are the Uncontested Adoptions, and we handle those cases from start to finish, including getting new birth certificates that show the adoptive parent(s) as the true parents and changing the child's last name, if he or she wants that.