Grandchild Adoption Process in New Jersey

It is estimated that almost three million grandparents are raising grandchildren in the U.S. today, a number that continues to grow.  Most of these living situations are informal, an arrangement within a family where birth parents may be struggling with addiction, mental illness, incarceration, or other circumstances that make raising a child impossible. If grandparents…

Stepparent Adoption in New Jersey

Stepparent Adoption in New Jersey

Families today come in all shapes and sizes, with connections that are either biological or by choice. However, under New Jersey law, a child can only have two legal parents, even though in reality the child may have a stepfather, stepmother, or other “de facto” parental figure involved in their lives. And while another person…