Can a stepparent adopt a stepchild in Nevada? Absolutely. In fact, stepparent adoption is the most common form of adoption performed in Nevada.
Stepparent adoption is most commonly used when a divorced spouse who has custody of the children from the previous marriage remarries and the new stepparent desires to adopt the children as his or her own. This process can be simple, but things may become very complicated if the birth mother or father in question is unwilling to relinquish their parental rights. Without the birth-parent’s permission you will need to demonstrate that the parent is somehow unfit.