There are several types of Adoptions including Step Parent Adoptions, Adult Adoptions and adoptions related to minor children.
An adoption involving Step Parents and Adults does not take very long if all parties consent. In fact, the Judge will enter an Order of adoption without the need for a hearing. In cases where all parties do not consent take longer and may require hearings to terminate parental rights and responsibilities.
Specifically, adoptions regarding minors first include the termination of the parental rights and then the case proceeds forward with the adoption. It’s important for the prospective adoptive parents to get a home study. These are usually done in advance and are valid for a year.
A quick call to Eve McClurg can get you on your way to an expeditious adoption process. Call for a free adoption consult to discuss this important event in your life.