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Can I Adopt My Spouse’s Children?
Can I Adopt My Spouse’s Children?

Growing a family is a wonderful, fulfilling experience. If you are a stepparent to your spouse’s children, you might be considering the idea of expanding your role and taking on more responsibilities by adopting them as your own. The short answer to this query is, yes, it is ...

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