Scalia Spotlights

M-VETS Assists Officer With Step-Parent Adoption

The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS) successfully assisted an Army officer in the adoption of the officer’s two minor children by his current wife. M-VETS drafted all pleadings, orders, and affidavits necessary to complete the step-parent adoption, and assisted the family in obtaining the required background check for the step-mother, now a mandatory requirement in Virginia step-parent adoptions.

Student Advisor Casey Hunt worked closely with the family to ensure that the adoption proceeded smoothly and efficiently. She handled the matter from the initial intake assessment to drafting all necessary pleadings, orders, and administrative forms to finalize the adoption.