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How does a stepparent/ family adoption process work?

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A typical scenario in this regard would be where a divorced couple / separated biological parents remarry and one party’s new spouse wishes to formally adopt their spouse’s child. Once again, the adoption agency will be approached and the biological mother or father will have consent to relinquishing their parental rights. If the child is over 11, he or she will also be asked for consent. The same adoption process will then be followed and processed by the Children’s Court.

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