Step-Parent Adoptions

Naples Florida family law attorney Tamara Nicola Step-parent adoptions are becoming more common. In the normal step-parent adoption, the child is adopted by the step-parent after the biological parent has consented to have his or her parental rights to the child terminated. There are some occasions where the biological parent?s parental rights can be terminated without that parent?s consent to allow the step-parent adoption to proceed. Those occasions, however, are very limited and fact-specific.