Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the requirements that a step parent must meet if they wish to adopt a child?
In order for a step parent to adopt a child, the following requirements must be met:
· the child is at least five years of age;
· the step parent must have lived with the child and the birth or adoptive parent of the child for a continuous period of at least two years;
· the Court is satisfied that the adoption order is clearly preferable in the best interests of the child to any other action.