Tag Archive: adoption

Step-Parent Adoption – Obtaining Adoption Orders

  • January 31, 2013

Where a step-parent has been performing the role of an absent/disinterested biological parent for a long time, the urge to “normalise” the relationship understandably holds strong.  One way to achieve this is through step-parent adoption. Part 1 of this series discussed the effect of an Adoption Order.  In this instalment we discuss the process by which…

Step-Parent Adoption – Effect of an Adoption Order

  • January 31, 2013

Statistically, one fifth of separated families these days eventually transform to include a full time step-parent following the re-partnering of one or other of the biological parents. For some of these families, non-participation of the other biological parent may lead to the step-parent becoming the only “other” parent figure in the children’s life. Not surprisingly…

Caring for Orphans

  • March 29, 2012

One of the greatest concerns for parents, when it comes time to make a Will, is to ensure that their infant children are properly looked after in the event of an untimely death. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions and the answers on the topic: Where will the children live? The Will…