Stepparent Adoption

Many clients contacting me about adoption are stepparents, wanting to adopt the child or children of their spouse. The Hawaii law is generally seen as quite adoption-friendly, and this applies to stepparent adoption as well. Helping families to completion through stepparent adoption is particularly satisfying. So, too, is assisting members of our military, who often have a need for such a completion. (To show my gratitude to those serving, I offer a military discount or payment plan, if needed, to handle the fees associated with a stepparent adoption.) Some employers offer an adoption credit for fees and costs – check with your HR people. The military also offers a benefit of up to $2,000 – here’s the link to more information about the benefit.

http://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers/payentitlements/adoptionreimbursement.html

If you need information about a stepparent adoption in Hawaii, get in touch. Initial consultations by phone or email are free and of course, confidential.