Strom Law Firm, LLC

Kinship Adoption

In a Kinship adoption a person is seeking to adopt a child who is related to them and seeking to terminate the rights of both birth parents.

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS

A kinship adoption is limited to grandparents, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles and first cousins.

The relative must have had physical custody of the child for a period of one year or more.

The child cannot be the subject of a dependency and neglect proceeding.

Other restrictions may exist and we suggest that you contact an attorney to confirm that you are eligible to adopt.

AVAILABILITY OF CHILD

The child must be legally available to be adopted. One circumstance in which a relative can terminate the parental rights of the parents and make the child available for a kinship adoption is the following:

The birth parents must have, without cause, abandoned the child or failed to financially support the child for a period of one year or more.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

A kinship adoption may be accomplished in approximately 3 months, however it may take over 6 months in certain situations.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on adoptions by relatives contact us at (303) 359-4242 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Contact

Phone: 303-359-4242
Fax: 303-957-2603


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