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Stepparent Looking to Adopt? We Can Guide You Through the Legal Process

New York Stepparent Adoption Lawyer

Stepparent Adoption Requirements

If you are a stepparent hoping to adopt your spouse's child, our New York adoption lawyers are prepared to help guide you through the process swiftly and successfully. Stepparent adoptions ensure that an adoptive stepparent will have the same rights and responsibilities as the birth parent. There are specific requirements that must be fulfilled prior to beginning a stepparent adoption.

If a child's birth parent is still living and is no longer involved in the child's life, then they must consent to the proposed stepparent adoption. Once the stepparent adoption is completed, the parent giving up custody of the child is then released from all legal and financial obligations to that child.

One of the most important hurdles you might have to face during a step-parent adoption is obtaining the consent of the non-involved parent who has shown little interest in the child and, in some cases, may be difficult to locate. Our New York adoption attorneys have the legal skills and dedication needed to tackle these and other complications should they arise, and we are fully prepared to support you through the entirety of your adoption process.

Over Four Decades of Experience on Your Side

At Greenberg & Greenberg, we have provided our experienced legal assistance and sincere support to more than 6,000 families and have worked on numerous stepparent adoption cases. We know that families are looking to legalize a parent-child relationship that already exists, and we work tirelessly to facilitate this process and ensure that it is completed in a timely manner.

For more information on the ways in which you can pursue your stepparent adoption, contact Greenberg & Greenberg to speak with an experienced and caring New York adoption lawyer.

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See How We've Helped Families Come Together
  • “The best thing that Barbara and Joel ever did was make a community of adopted children. ”

    K. Barnett

  • “James Greenberg is our favorite lawyer EVER!”

    Former Client

  • “Working with James was a HUGE blessing.”

    Former Client

  • “Every step of the way, Joel was always available to us, walking us through the application process.”

    Mary Ann, Ray and Kim

  • “My sincere thanks to the Greenberg family for brining my son HOME!”


  • “We will be forever grateful to the Greenbergs for bringing us together as a family.”

    The Drew Family

  • “I would tell anyone if they want to grow their family through adoption that the Greenberg's can help them.”


  • “It made me smile because my love for my son will be for infinity and so will yours for him.”

    Danielle O.

  • Our Adoption Story

    Read how partners J. Michael Greenberg and Barbara Greenberg have personally experienced the joy and blessing of adoption.

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  • Are You Ready to Adopt?

    Get to know the adoption process in New York and find out what the next steps are on your journey to making your adoption dreams a reality.

    Take the Next Step
  • Meet Our Extended Family

    Take a look through our extended family photo gallery to see all of the families we have helped expand through the process of adoption.

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Take the First Step Toward Growing Your Family
  1. We have assisted over 6,000 families through the adoptoin process.
  2. We provide both domestic and international adoption assistance.
  3. We have been representing families in NY and beyond for over 40 years.
  4. We help singles, married couples, and same-sex partners start their families.
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