Adopting stepchildren
genevieve costello

The court must look at all the options so you and your partner will need to consider the alternatives. Parental Responsibility Agreement or Order - An amendment to the Children Act 1989 (section 4A) enables a stepparent to get Parental Responsibility (PR) for their stepchild either by agreement or a court order if you are married to or are the civil partner of the child's parent.