If you want to provide for children in your life, but you are not their biological parent, an attorney can help you become an adoptive parent. At Bentley Law Offices, P.C. , we help families address their adoption concerns with legal solutions tailored to their needs and circumstances. If you are interested in a stepparent adoption, we can help you through this process and make sure you secure your parental rights.
When it comes to stepparent, grandparent, and relative adoption, the laws vary by county in Pennsylvania. Every court handles these cases differently, so it is important to have an attorney who is familiar with your local court. With more than 40 years of combined experience focused on family law in Pennsylvania, our lawyers know how the adoption procedure works in various courts. We can help guide you through the adoption process. We would be happy to meet with you in our offices in Wyomissing, Lancaster or Lebanon.
We handle stepparent adoptions on a regular basis, and are fully prepared to handle these sometimes complex cases. Before any stepparent adoption can be completed, the biological parent must give up their parental rights. If the biological parent refuses to do so, you will have to be prepared for a court hearing for involuntary termination of parental rights.
As stepparents themselves, Victoria Bentley and Rebecca A. Smith know how important a stepparent can be when raising children. Parenting is as much about being there and caring for children as it is about biology. We can help you protect your rights as the parent you are, and make sure you have the tools and resources you need to be there for these kids.
Whether you are a stepparent, grandparent, or other relative, our attorneys understand your commitment. We are ready to commit ourselves to achieving your goals. From our offices in Wyomissing, Lebanon and Lancaster we help adoptive parents across Pennsylvania. Contact us today for a free initial consultation. Call 610-685-8000 (Wyomissing), 717-272-7585 (Lebanon) or 717-735-9111 (Lancaster).