Adoptions / Stepparent Adoptions / Grandparent Adoptions
Wichita Adoptions Lawyer
When you are ready to adopt the child that you love, you don't want anything to get in the way. At the Wichita Law Office of J. Joseph Weber, P.A., we understand how important this child is to you and your family. Let us help you get to the blessed moment when your relationship to your child is legally recognized.
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Personal Experience With Adoption ▪ Compassionate Adoption Advocate
Every child is a gift, and each child deserves to have loving, supportive parents. Attorney J. Joseph Weber understands this first-hand; he is an adoptive parent who has been through the adoption process. He is also a Christian attorney who will support your values and stand by your side throughout the adoption process. With years of personal experience and more than 27 years of professional experience, you can trust Mr. Weber to take the right steps in your adoption case.
Stepparent Adoption in Kansas
We help stepparents take the important step to officially become "dads" or "moms" to the children that complete their families. In order to adopt your spouse's child, you must meet certain requirements:
- Time requirement: You must be married to your spouse for a set amount of time. This time period varies from county to county. In Sedgwick County, for example, you and your spouse must be married for one year before you can adopt his or her child.
- Termination of the other parent's parental rights: the child's other parent must consent to terminate their parental rights or the court must terminate their parental rights. This means that he or she will not be obligated to take care of the child (pay child support), and will lose all rights to child custody and child visitation.
If the other parent does not directly consent to the stepparent adoption, we can petition the court to terminate parental rights when he or she has not:
- Paid child support or provided other financial support for more than two years
- Kept in contact with the child
Third Party Adoptions and Grandparent Adoptions
Our law firm handles third party adoptions, including adoptions involving older children and children who have been adopted multiple times. We also help grandparents who would like to adopt the grandchildren they love and support.
We will review your adoption agreement to make sure it protects your legal rights and the rights of your child. If you need to petition for a legal name change or set up a guardianship for your child, we can help.
Located in River Park Place in Wichita, our law office can help you explore your options for adoption. Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., we offer evening and weekend appointments as well. Contact us today to speak with an experienced family law attorney.