What is a mandated reporter?

In New York State, the Office of Children and Family Services has appointed individuals who work in certain professions to report any suspicions of child abuse or neglect to the state’s Child Protected Services system. These individuals are known as mandated reporters and they are granted this responsibility because New York State believes these professionsRead More

How do I adopt a step-child?

What a lot of people don’t realize is that there are many different kinds of adoptions. Some of these include domestic adoption, international adoption, private adoption, and also step-child adoption. In a lot of situations, step-parents and step-children form a strong bond. However, unless legal steps are taken, the step-parent will not be able toRead More