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Growing and maintaining healthy relationships in a stepfamily need work, like all families. Find information, education, support, and community to help make your family the best it can be.

Adopting a Stepchild

Stepparent adoption is the most common form of adoption in the U.S. Find resources and information about procedures, legal obligations, and requirements.

Beginning a Stepfamily

First-hand experience and advice to help new or soon-to-be stepparents.

Bonding With Stepchildren

Stepparents need help sometimes in bonding with their stepchildren and dealing with rejection. These sites offer guidance and support to help you bond.

For All Our Parents

Resources and information for custodial and non-custodial parents, moms and stepmoms, dads and stepdads, and our relationships with one another.

Issues in Stepfamilies

Finances, custody, shared parenting, and child support are some of the issues facing stepfamilies. Find resources to help.

Stepfamily Member Relationships

Stepfamily Research and Statistics

Wonder what the numbers say about stepfamilies? Visit these sites for statistics and research on divorce, remarriage, stepfamily life and more.

Stepfamily Resources

General resources for all stepfamily members, including organizations, stepfamily community Web sites, support, and information.

Stress Management in Stepfamily Life

Stepparents experience more than their share of stress. Learning how to manage it is critical for the success of the stepfamily, and these resources can help.

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Melinda - 8 months ago
Can I adopt my step-daughter when she turns 18 without the biological mothers consent? #1
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