Are you raising your grandchild? Adoption is a great way to solidify the relationship and be able to provide for everyday activities such as picking them up from school. It also is beneficial for the purposes of providing insurance benefits or tax benefits for the child.
Are you serving as the guardian for a family member? Adoption might be a good choice to provide the child with a stable home and simplify everyday parenting tasks, insurance benefits and taxes. It will also allow the child to change their surname.
If you are a single parent and raising your child with the help of your parents, your parent can adopt as a second parent without changing your rights to your child.