A Solution for Absent Biological Parents
Hi there, this is Jay Bills, the Okmulgee attorney, and I’m here today to talk to you about stepchildren. There’s nothing like being a parent. I have four in my home.
Oftentimes, a man or woman marries a partner who comes with the bonus of having one or more children. This can also be an amazing experience.
This new happy marriage may continue for several years without the absent biological parent contacting, visiting, or supporting the child, with the exception of occasional birthday or Christmas gifts. However, the law does not favor a biological parent who fails to be a responsible, loving parent.
Adopting Step-Children Without Consent
If this situation persists for an extended period of time and the biological parent who has custody is in agreement, it may be legally possible to deem the child eligible for adoption by the stepparent without the consent of the absent biological parent.
This can prevent the absent parent from attempting to exercise physical possession or visitation with children he or she hasn’t seen or spoken with in a very long time. By going through the adoption process, this potentially traumatic experience for the child can be avoided.
Free Consultation – Let’s Talk!
If you find yourself in a situation where you believe adopting your step-children without the consent of the absent biological parent may be the best option, I encourage you to reach out to me for a free consultation. Together, we can discuss the details and determine the best course of action for you and your family.