Adult adoption (18+) and stepparent adoptions in Los Angeles County.

Step parent adoption attorney, randall hicks

I limit my practice to adoption, and have done so for 36 years. My goal is to make adoption fast, affordable and worry-free. Most adult adoptions can be completed in 7-12 weeks (stepparent of minors a few months longer), start-to-finish. I know all the "tricks" for the fastest possible adoption learned in three+ decades of doing adoption cases.

I offer a free, very detailed consultation (30-40 minutes) via Zoom. There is no need to leave your home. Please click below on the type of adoption of interest to you, STEPPARENT ADOPTION (children under age 18) or ADULT ADOPTION (for step children or any person being adopted aged 18+) - read about it - then complete the Questionnaire  to give details about your case, then click "submit". You will be contacted shortly to schedule the consultation.

Home of the Flat Legal Fee

I understand you want to know in advance what your adoption will cost, so the flat fee for adult adoptions is only $2,250. (This is when the person or stepchild is 18+) Stepparent adoptions of minor children have a flat fee of $2,500. Please click the type of interest to you below.

Most family law attorneys charge you hourly, so you have only a vague idea what the final cost will be. The flat fee even includes the court filing fee and attorney's office costs. The point is to give you one simple fee.

Los Angeles Stepparent Adoption Center office

The Stepparent Adoption Center
15260 Ventura Blvd, Suite 1200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 582-2374

Or email:  [email protected]

Please use the links below to read client reviews and verify Randy's credentials:

It's easy to get started…

STEP ONE: Read about the type of adoption you wish to do: adult or stepparent. Click on the QUESTIONNAIRE, and click "submit" and you will receive a call shortly to schedule your free, detailed consultation, conveniently by Zoom.

STEP TWO: When you are ready to start, you will be send a short and simple retainer. For adult adoption it will specify the flat fee of $1,850. For the stepparent adoption of a minor it will be a flat fee of $2,500 (plus your required agency investigation, which is $700, and $64 fingerprinting fee for the adopting stepparent).

STEP THREE: Upon receiving your retainer, within 5 business days your legal documents for the court will be prepared and emailed to you to sign and return, whereupon they will be filed with the court, and the process begins.