stepparent adoption is the most common type of adoption in the world today. This process allows a person to legally adopt his or her partner’s child or children. stepparent adoption is usually done in the court of law in the presence of an attorney and by doing so; the noncustodial parent loses their parental rights to the kid. In some cases, the noncustodial parent may have visitation rights but this will only depend on the state and also on the mutual agreement. Doing stepparent adoption is highly advised for those people who are getting married to a divorced individual or widowed couple that had kids from their previous marriage. It is also advisable for those persons getting married a fresh but the partner has one or more children from the former relationship. The entire process aims at solidifying your commitment to the marriage. It also gives the noncustodial parents zero reason to disturb your marriage, unless of course visitation rights are given.Each state may have differing laws regarding this adoption, so it is always advisable that you check with an attorney in your state.