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Stepchild Adoption in New Jersey

stepparent and stepchildMarriage in New Jersey does not always mean that you are gaining just a spouse — you could be gaining your spouse’s kids as well! For many reasons, your stepchild or stepchildren’s other biological parent may not be a part of their lives, and as a result, you have, for all intents and purposes, stepped into the shoes of being their full-blown parent, sharing all the responsibilities with your spouse. As time goes on, you may think about formally adopting your step-kids. How can you make this happen? Read more

Adult Adoption: Why Grownups Are Picking Their New Parents

adoption in new jerseyCan adult children be adopted? In New Jersey, the answer is yes. As a new court ruling shows, not only is adoption ageless, but adult children in New Jersey have the ability to pursue adoption even when their biological parents object. Read more