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The Benefits of Adoption

On behalf of The Law Offices of Cindy D. Sackrin posted in Family Law on Friday, January 6, 2017.

With a variety of different types of families today, there are a number of different adults that may be important in a child's life including step parents or family members such as aunts and uncles or others. The bond that develops may even be similar to that of a child and its birth parent. The family law adoption process provides a resource for families to give legal recognition to these important relationships.

The relationship a child can have with a step parent can be a strong emotional bond. The adoption process can provide legal recognition and the protection of legal rights associated with the relationship. Additional family members may also be close to a child and adoption may acknowledge and deepen that relationship. The adoption process allows families to grow their family in different ways and provides a process to acknowledge, recognize and protect these important relationships.

Though the adoption process is commonly understood in the context of adopting a child needing a home, which is one valuable application of the adoption process, it is a family law resource that can be applied in a variety of additional circumstances for the benefit of families. Families can develop in a variety of ways and adoption provides an emotional benefit and legal protections for families of all varieties, shapes and sizes.

It is helpful for families in a many circumstances to understand the adoption process and the benefits it provides. Knowing how to utilize these important family law resources for the benefit of existing families and growing families can be useful in a multitude of different situations.

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