Adoption Placement of Children by Relatives in NJ

Often grandparents step in to adopt their grandchildren.  So do aunts, uncles and Godparents.

The adoption of children by family relatives and/or close friends of a birth parent are governed by the same procedures that apply to private placements except that certain procedural requirements for adoption steps may be waived at the discretion of the court.

In the case of a stepparent adoption the need for an investigation may be dispensed with entirely and replaced by direct evidence of facts and circumstances surrounding the adoption.

If you have questions about the placement of children with relatives in NJ, contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq.

toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or

to schedule a consultation about your particular needs.  He welcomes your calls and inquiries and you’ll find him easy to talk to and very approachable.


Written by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold, New Jersey, Monmouth County Adoption Attorney

Adoption Lawyers serving these New Jersey Counties:

Monmouth County, Ocean County, Essex County, Cape May County, Mercer, County, Middlesex County,
Bergen County, Morris County, Burlington County, Union County, Somerset County, Hudson County, Passaic County