Military Pro Bono Project Adoption Success Story
An Air Force servicemember sought to adopt his stepchild. The biological father was an ex-felon, had never paid child support, and had no contact or relationship with the child. The servicemember had raised the child since an infant and wished to adopt the child, but he could not afford to hire an attorney. The Military Pro Bono Project located a volunteer attorney who helped the servicemember throughout the contested adoption and successfully obtained an adoption decree.