Stepparent adoption can make sense for many families, for all sorts of reasons. Understanding how it works in Ohio can help you get started with the process.
Becoming a stepparent can bring with it many challenging emotions such as inadequacy, frustration and heartbreak, but also happiness, accomplishment, joy and many more emotions.
When you retired, you probably thought you might spend your days on the golf course or traveling to Europe with a tour guide and only occasionally visiting the grandkids or going to their soccer games. You likely did not think you would be petitioning for adoption and raising your grandkids as your own.
The military is a demanding commitment, and with such a strain on your time and obligations, it is understandable that your marriage may suffer. According to sources such as Military.com, the divorce rate for spouses in the service has been on the decline for several years, but there are still many military couples who divorce every year. There are a few things to think about if you are in this situation.
As a grandparent, you love and support both your children and their children, too. Sometimes, though, it becomes apparent that the behavior of your child may be detrimental to the well-being of your grandchildren. There are a number of reasons this might be the case -- perhaps he or she is unable to parent effectively because of a struggle with an addiction to heroin or another form of substance abuse.