A stepparent or other family member may adopt a child if one of the biological parents is willing to give up parental rights or if one of the parent's rights should be terminated due to abandonment, abuse or neglect of the child. A skilled adoption lawyer can work to ensure that a family adoption is finalized as accurately and efficiently as possible.

At the Law Office of Stephanie L. Murphy, we take pride in offering personal and knowledgeable assistance to clients for a variety of family law issues, including stepparent and interfamily adoption. We will meet with you to understand your situation, guide you through the process at every step and work diligently to finalize the adoption.

If you are entering into a stepparent or interfamily adoption, we can help. Contact us today at 941-328-8142 or toll free at 800-679-3004.

A Florida Relative Adoption Attorney With Experience and Compassion

Adoptions by stepparents and other relatives typically fall into two categories:

  • Uncontested — all parties agree to the adoption
  • Contested — all parties do not agree, which means there will be a trial to prove the biological parent has abused, neglected or abandoned the child

Attorney Stephanie Murphy has extensive experience with both contested and uncontested family adoptions. For an uncontested adoption, she will work to terminate biological parental rights and finalize the adoption as quickly as possible. If the adoption is contested, she will thoroughly investigate and gather evidence for trial and work with you to build a strong case. We understand there may be a degree of embarrassment associated with some of the information we gather, but we are not here to judge or shame — we are here to help you and your family.

Contact Our Law Firm Today

As you enter this transitional time in your life, trust your legal matters to an experienced Sarasota stepparent adoption attorney who cares. Call us at 941-328-8142, or toll free at 800-679-3004, to schedule an initial consultation. Or, if you prefer, contact us by e-mail using our online submission form. For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards.