I have adopted my stepchild. If I now divorce the other parent, could I be obligated to support the child?

Yes. The law makes no distinction between biological obligation to support the child versus the adoptive parent having the same obligation. You accomplished an adoption, which created a parent-child relationship between you and the child, and presumably terminating the biological parent’s rights. Consequently you have a duty to support your child.



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