Adoption, name change
Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:31 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:47 AM
You should contact a local attorney to discuss how the process works in your unidentified state. Obviously, you'll need to have your son's father's rights terminated in order for the adoption to occur, and you should assume that you will have to spend some time and/or money trying to track down your son's father to give him notice of those proceedings.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:03 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:04 PM
My husband has raised my son since he was 7 years old, He is now 15, his real father has never had anything to do with him physically or financially. My son has expressed desire for my husband to legally adopt him and to carry my husbands last name. Can that be done? The only thing we know about the whereabouts of my sons father is that he is no longer in the state. What avenues can I persue?
You're in for a potentially costly hassle trying to locate the father and obtain consent.
Try teaching your son that biology may make a father but it doesn't take a piece of paper to make a Dad.
When he's 18 he can go to court for a few bucks and get his name legally changed without any hassle. He'll also learn patience along the way.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:45 PM
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