Rochester MN Adoptions Attorney

Adoption is a wonderful opportunity to share your love and your home with a child in need. The best way to honor that growing emotional bond is to do everything you can to ensure that the legal and bureaucratic elements of the adoption are accomplished as seamlessly as possible.

At Walters & Wintering, our Rochester adoption attorney recognizes the value and importance of the gift that adopting parents are giving and receiving by legally becoming a parent to a child. We are committed to helping adoptive parents successfully navigate the necessary channels for their adoption to be complete.

Stepparent Adoption

When a new parent enters the life of a child through marriage, extremely strong and intimate emotional bonds can grow. In many of the situations where that has happened, a stepparent may decide to honor the depths of their bond with the stepchild by adopting him or her. In many of these cases, the child’s birth parent agrees to the termination of his or her parental rights.

Open Adoption

Stepparent adoptions can be open, but so can other adoptions. An open adoption is one where contact can still exist between the birth parent and the adopted child. This type of adoption can provide benefits that other forms of adoption do not by allowing the child to have answers to their questions regarding their birth parents as they grow up.

Olmsted County Stepparent Adoption Attorney

For effective and compassionate guidance when you are attempting to bring the love of a child into your life through adoption, turn to Walters & Wintering, Ltd. Our Minnesota family lawyer can help you create a future that will work for you. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 507-281-5857 or simply contact us online. We accept credit cards for our clients’ convenience.