Becoming A Foster Parent In Minnesota

Thinking of providing foster care for a child in Minnesota? There are many good reasons to become a foster parent, and just as many benefits to the child you foster. If you’re looking for information on how you become a foster parent, here’s an overview of the process. First of all, what exactly does being a foster parent encompass? As a foster parent, you will be providing care for a child on a temporary basis. Children who are in foster care are in the temporary custody of the state; their birth parents (or whoever had custody of the children before …

Changing Your Child’s Name

Changing Your Child’s Name In today’s world with marriage rates down, divorce rates up and many of the old customs gone it’s not uncommon to want to change the name of your child. Maybe the baby paternity was in doubt, your remarried or your ex has remarried, there are many reasons why you may want to change your child’s name. As is often the case we have laws in Minnesota to help decide if this can be done. Minn. Stat. 259.10 gives us some guidance. Generally, you have to be in Minnesota for 6 months and then you can file …

Stepparent Adoption In Minnesota

Stepparent Adoptions Ready to make your spouse’s child officially your child too? Stepparent adoptions in Minnesota are specifically provided for under the state’s adoption rules. This makes stepparent adoption fairly uncomplicated (and less costly than other types of adoptions), at least in most situations. Before you start the actual adoption process, It’s best to begin with getting the consent of the child’s other parent (as in, not your spouse) to the adoption. If that parent gives written consent to the adoption, you can proceed with court forms for an uncontested adoption. There are specifics on how and what to sign …