Stepfather adopt child. The child no bilogical parents the dhild was adopted by her adoptive mother in china now they

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Customer: stepfather adopt child
JA: Do both biological parents consent to the adoption?
Customer: the child no bilogical parents the dhild was adopted by her adoptive mother in china now they live in new zealand with residence visa
JA: Is there a custody agreement or order in place?
Customer: what?
JA: The Family Lawyer will be able to walk you through that. Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: why need custody agreemet or order?
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I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please give me a minute to read the question

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The best approach would be for the stepfather to apply to be an additional guardian. It would be difficult to get the biological parents to consent, if they are in China. A family lawyer can help with an application for guardianship

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A guardian can make the decisions about the child to almost the same as an adoptive parent

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