stepparent adoption

Definition of "stepparent adoption"
  1. A lawful process where a child is adopted by the stepparent who is married or in a similar relationship with the legal parent of the child, usually facilitated if the other parent has given consent, has passed away, is absent, or has deserted the child
How to use "stepparent adoption" in a sentence
  1. The family was completed after the lengthy stepparent adoption process.
  2. After her mother's marriage to Jack, Lily was subject to a stepparent adoption.
  3. The stepparent adoption process was simplified due to the father's absence.

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