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How Do I Adopt My Stepchild?


The most common type of adoption seen in family court is stepparent adoption. This is when a stepparent adopts the biological child of his or her spouse. The process involves a new birth certificate for the child, naming the biological parent and the adoptive parent as the child’s legal parents. This document may also change

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Adopting a Child in Pennsylvania


Adoptive families are formed in various ways. In Pennsylvania, a child may be adopted through an agency or through a private adoption. Information sharing and personal contact between the adoptive parents and the birth parents can be defined in an open adoption agreement. Otherwise, parties may decide that a closed adoption is best. Stepparents and

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A Message to Our Customers About Coronavirus COVID-19:
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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

We want to assure everyone that during this unprecedented and difficult time, we are still operating and will continue to meet all the legal needs of the residents of the Delaware Valley. While the Governor’s recent orders have restricted the operations of some businesses, Eckell Sparks has deployed a variety of applications and hardware that allows both our attorneys and our support staff to confer with clients remotely, provide consultations to those seeking legal advice, and continue to provide the high level of legal services to our clients as we have always done. For more than 50 years, our Firm has been a force in the Delaware Valley legal community. And by now also leveraging technology, we will continue to do so both during, and after, the current public health emergency.

So, if you need us, we are here. Are you an employer and don’t know what to do under all the new Corona-virus laws being passed in Washington? Were you injured in a car accident either before, or during, the current crisis? Call or email us. We can help. www.eckellsparks.com 610-565-3700.

Stay safe out there.