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    Default The "how to" process of step dad adopting child

    Does anyone know what the process is of having your husband adopt your child. My son I had before I met my husband does not have a 'dad' and I would like for my husband to adopt him. Does anyone know how this works, forms, cost, time, etc?




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    I looked into this online a few years ago. I found a government page for changing birth certificate. All you have to do is add his name to the “father“ section of birth certificate. I believe it actually had boxes to check whether he was bio father or not. It was $50 or $80 and it would change the birthcertificate and he would be the legal father. There is no real adoption process required as long as the father space is empty on the birth certificate.

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    If the father space is not, I think you will need the cooperation of the bio-father (assuming alive). He will have to agree to terminate his rights so that your DH can adopt.

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    If the dads last name is on the birth certificate you need his permission

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    There is no dad name on my son's birth certificate




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