Stepparent Adoption Supportive Counsel You Can Rely On

Pensacola Step-parent Adoption Attorney

Determined & Diligent Legal Advocacy

Stepparents are invaluable in a child’s life. In fact, many stepparents play a more involved or significant role in a child’s role than the birth parent. When this is the case, it is a natural progression to consider adopting the child and making your presence in his or her life more permanent and substantial in the eyes of the law. If you are a stepparent seeking to adopt your stepchild in order to obtain legal guardianship and parental rights over the child, look no further than The Virga Law Firm, P.A. to reach a Pensacola stepparent adoption attorney you can trust.

Oftentimes, the biggest obstacle in obtaining the rights to adopt your stepchild come from the child’s birth parent, who perhaps refuses to relinquish his or her parental rights despite not being involved with the child at all. This is certainly frustrating, particularly if you feel you are deserving of calling this child your own in every sense of the word. However, certain situations allow you to pursue the course of legally adopting your stepchild.

As a stepparent, you are granted the right to adopt your stepchild in the following scenarios:

  • The child’s birth parent is no longer alive
  • The child’s birth parent cannot be found and his or her whereabouts are unknown
  • The child has been abandoned by the birth parent
  • The parent otherwise agrees to give up his or her parental rights

Contact Our Pensacola Step-parent Adoption Lawyer Today

The Virga Law Firm, P.A. is led by Pensacola stepparent adoption attorney who understands just how much is at risk when you are facing the Florida family courts. Even if you feel the odds are stacked up against you, we will do everything possible to prevent you from feeling as though your voice isn’t being heard.

Please don’t hesitate to call us in order to schedule an initial consultation. We can be reached at (800) 822-5170.

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