Illinois recognizes four types of adoption:
• Stepparent adoption: A stepparent will accept the legal responsibility of caring for a child.
• Co-parent adoption: A non-birth parent will legally adopt the child of their partner.
• Grandparent adoption: Grandparents or other relatives will legally adopt a child to keep him or her in the family if parents suddenly die or are incapacitated.
• Adopting from birth parents: Families will adopt children directly from birth parents.
Reach out to attorney Isaacson in Chicago, IL and practicing in Lake Forest, Highland Park and Deerfield, IL for more information about adoption options.