Serving Northeast Ohio's Family Law Needs

Can my child's stepparent adopt my child?

A stepparent can adopt a child with the consent of the natural parent. This will permanently terminate all parental rights between the natural parent and the child. A stepparent can also adopt a stepchild without the express consent of the natural parent if it can be shown that there has been no support paid by the natural parent and no contact with the minor child for more than one year before the filing of an adoption petition.

For More Information

Fill out our online form