Perhaps you have already opened your heart to your significant other's child, and you are ready to take the next step. A stepparent adoption can be a way to cement your relationship with your partner's child, simplify the dynamics of the family, and offer substantial benefits to you and your child.
If you are a parent going through a divorce, one of your biggest concerns is likely your children and how the outcome will affect them. While every parent worries over issues like child custody, far too often, it is fathers who get the short end of the stick when it comes to parenting time and visitation. Despite numerous studies showing the many benefits of equal parenting time after divorce, family courts are still far more likely to award sole custody to mothers over 80 percent of the time.