Adopting Your Stepchild Guide

Learn more about the process involved in adopting your stepchild.

Rachel Skousen March 02, 2015

You love your stepchild and want to be able to provide him with the benefits that will come with being legally bound as a family. Though you didn’t contribute to their biology, you are dedicated to supporting and parenting them through all the ups and downs of life. Every stepchild deserves a loving home. Although every stepchild is different, there are a few common threads that link stepparents to stepchildren. You’re ready to adopt a stepchild, but you’re just not sure how.

This slideshow guide will help you understand the process of stepchild adoption. Read on!

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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