Stepparent adoption (Adoption by a spouse of the parent)

I am married and I would like my spouse to adopt my child from a previous marriage. What can I do?

My spouse has a child from a previous relationship, and since I consider them my own, I want to adopt them; what can I do?

If any of these questions apply to your situation, we can help you. However, each case is different, so we recommend you contact a member of the Office to discuss the specifics of your situation and the specific foreign country.