A stepparent adoption is initiated when an adult files a petition in the county which they reside to adopt the child of their spouse or domestic partner. During the stepparent adoption process, a stepparent investigation report is written and submitted to the Court. It consists of declarations by the birth parent and the spouse or partner who is petitioning to adopt. A stepparent adoption intake packet can be picked up at the Merced County Juvenile Probation Office located at 1880 Wardrobe Avenue, Merced, California 95341 or by following the link below.
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