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Stepparent Adoption Attorney in La Grande

Laura Eckstein Law Can Guide You through the Adoption Process

In the United States, one of the most common types of adoption is stepparent adoption. When one parent remarries, the new spouse often wishes to be legally recognized as the parent of the child from a previous marriage. When this is in the best interest of the child, a stepparent adoption can be a positive, life-changing process for both the child and the stepparent.

It's important to have a trusted attorney on your side when pursuing an adoption like this. At Laura Eckstein Law, we can make sure that everything is in order and that you are provided with the resources you need to walk through this process as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Call (541) 444-0830 to begin a free initial consultation with our La Grande adoption lawyer.

Requirements for a Prospective Adoptive Parent in Oregon

Whether the stepparent adoption process is simple or complex typically hinges on whether the parent from the previous marriage is willing to give up his or her parental rights. If that parent is mentally deficient, in prison, or abandoned the child, this requirement is waived.

A prospective parent must meet the following requirements:

  • He or she must obtain final court approval
  • He or she must have resided in Oregon for a minimum of six months
  • He or she must get the approval of a social worker following a post-placement study

If the adoption is successful, the stepparent takes on all the legal rights and responsibilities of a biological parent.

Call (541) 444-0830 for a Free Consultation

Attorney Eckstein has handled countless cases during her nearly two decades of serving clients across Oregon. In this time, she has proved herself as a compassionate counselor and experienced advocate for her clients’ best interests. Our firm will consistently communicate with you about your case from start to finish, so you are always informed about case proceedings.

Contact us today at (541) 444-0830 for a free consultation with our family law attorney in La Grande.