Adoption in Summerville, SC

The most common type of adoption in South Carolina Family Court are Step-Parent Adoptions. In order to accomplish a step-parent adoption it is necessary to jump through many hoops that an experienced attorney can help you navigate. In order to accomplish an adoption you must:

  1. Obtain the consent of the parent who's rights will be terminated so that the Step-parent can adopt

  2. The parent consenting to termination of parental righs must receive separate legal counsel prior to signing any documents consenting to termination.

  3. File a petition for the step-parent to adopt the minor child with the Family Court

    • A Guardian ad litem must be appointed to represent the child interests before the Family Court will grant the adoption

If you are considering a step-parent adoption the attorneys of Templeton Mims & Ward are here to help. The legal process can be incredibly confusing at times but it is our job to help you navigate those legal issues to get you the results that you and your child deserve. 

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Templeton Mims & Ward in Summerville, South Carolina, represents clients throughout the Low Country, including Charleston County, Berkeley County, Dorchester County, Calhoun County, Colleton County, Beaufort County, Georgetown County, and Orangeburg County, including communities such as Charleston, Summerville, Daniel Island, Folly Beach, Mount Pleasant, Moncks Corner, Beaufort, Hannahan, Goose Creek, St. George, Walterboro, and North Charleston, SC.

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