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Step parent adoption

Discussion in 'Adoption' started by JessicaE22, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. JessicaE22

    JessicaE22 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello, my husband would like to adopt my son. We’ve been together 4 years and my son’s biological father had his parental rights terminated in 2014. Do we need to hire a lawyer or is it possible to file the paperwork with the court ourselves?

    Thank you!
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    See my response on the other site. You'll get similar answers no matter how many websites you visit:

    Step parent adoption
     
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  3. shrinkmaster

    shrinkmaster Well-Known Member

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    When dealing with legal issues no matter how simple its always best to consult an Attorney
     
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  4. JessicaE22

    JessicaE22 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Jack, you’re really not helpful.
     
  5. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Sure he is - right up to the point that you deleted your other thread.

    Having done a step-parent adoption on my own, I was prepared to offer up some advice. Not so much now.
     
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  6. JessicaE22

    JessicaE22 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    He was very helpful until he started complaining on other forums about my posts. I’m sorry I posted the same question on other sites.
     
  7. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Pay an attorney.
     
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    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    It's possible to do it yourself, but we have no way of knowing if you have the competency to handle it on your own without screwing things up. That's not an insult, but adoptions are generally not considered to be good DIY projects (even without the other parent in the mix).
     
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