In this video by The Adoption Law Firm, Adoption Attorney Sam McLure breaks down the process of stepparent adoption. Discussing the differences between stepparent adoption and other adoptions, Attorney McLure explains the why behind the one-year-living-with-the-stepparent requirement, the lower adoption costs, and other financial differences.  Understanding termination of biological parent rights so the adoption can move forward is also important. As Attorney McLure explains, it’s helpful to hire a seasoned adoption attorney to make sure all of the paperwork is completed and the requirements met so as to complete the adoption with minimal stress.