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You are part of a stepfamily if you or your partner has a child by a previous relationship who lives with you. If you are a stepfamily you may be thinking about how you can simplify the legal rights and responsibilities you both have for the children in your family.
There are a number of ways you can do this. This page outlines the options available to you and the process for making an adoption order, if you decide that this is right for your stepfamily.