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Can Grandparents Adopt Their Grandchild?

June 10, 2024

Grandparents may petition for adoption of a grandchild in some situations. One option is when both parents consent to the adoption. If the parents do not consent, you may file a petition to adopt and serve the parents with notice.

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Can My Husband Adopt My Child Without the Biological Father’s Consent?

March 4, 2024

The biological father must terminate his parental rights before the child may be adopted by their stepfather. If the parent is unable or unwilling to terminate his parental rights, it may be possible to obtain an involuntary termination of parental rights.

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What are the Legal Requirements for International Adoption?

November 20, 2023

Adoptive parents must register a foreign adoption order with the appropriate Wisconsin court within 365 days of the date the child enters the United States.

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What are the Responsibilities of an Adoptive Parent?

September 4, 2023

An adoptive parent has legal custody of the child and must provide all the necessities including food, housing, clothing, love, and support.

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Three Things Adoption Attorneys Wish Adoptive Parents Knew

November 14, 2022

The adoption process can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming, but when you have guidance from a knowledgeable adoption attorney, the situation will be easier and less stressful. There are several things that adoption attorneys would like you to know as you go through the adoption process.

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Why Do You Need an Adoption Lawyer?

July 5, 2022

Whether you are planning to adopt a stepchild or are looking to adopt an infant or foster child, the process can be daunting. There are many requirements and regulations that can make the adoption process complex. An experienced adoption lawyer understands the many rules and will guide the adoption process from start to finish.

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How Long Does the Child Adoption Process Take?

May 23, 2022

Generally, adopting an infant in Wisconsin may take from six months to two years. Adoption of an older child may take slightly less time. An experienced adoption attorney will help guide the process and make it as fast and easy as possible.

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How to Begin the Process of Adopting a Child

March 28, 2022

Many people consider adopting a child. Every year, about 164,000 children are adopted in the United States, and even more are adopted from other countries. The decision to adopt is a big one, so it is helpful to learn how the process works before you begin.

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What Might Lead to a Stepparent Adoption?

September 21, 2020

Stepparent adoption occurs when the married partner of the child’s biological parent wishes to adopt. Stepparent adoption is the most common type of relative adoption.

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What Happens at a Stepparent Adoption Hearing?

September 16, 2020

The last phase of a stepparent adoption is the final stepparent adoption hearing. Here are some key things to know.

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