Pro Bono Attorney Helped to Stabilize Military Family with Step-Parent Adoption
An Air Force servicemember’s former husband had been incarcerated for several years from a conviction that involved abuse of his children and others. Fortunately for the children, the servicemember’s current husband had been acting as their father figure and wanted to pursue a step-parent adoption. The soldier’s husband sought pro bono help with the ABA Military Pro Bono Project which connected him with a pro bono attorney to assist him. The attorney successfully finalized an adoption which will give the servicemember and her children a stable family unit and allow the current husband to adequately care for the children in case the servicemember is deployed or is otherwise unavailable due to military service. Click here to read more from the servicemember’s perspective.