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Boyfriend wants to adopt my son.. need some information (also posted in general parenting)

My son will be a year old this month. The sperm donor hasn't been in the picture since he knocked me up.. I've tried several times to get him to take responsibility but he wouldn't: He has never seen or spoken to my son, never took financial responsibility for him, etc. My boyfriend and I have been talking about getting married.. most likely by the end of the year. He also wants to adopt my son before we do, so that my son will have health insurance and such.

What I need to know is would it be easier to do the adoption in Illinois or California (Illinois-birthplace, California-where we are moving next month)? How long does the process take? What are steps we need to take in order to get it done? Can some of the paperwork be done in California (where my boyfriend is now) then faxed here in order to speed up the process? How much does it cost?

 
alinker

Asked by alinker at 2:00 AM on Aug. 17, 2009 in Relationships

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  • http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/family/adoption/adoptqna.htm- Cali

    http://www.rapidadoption.com/services_step_parent_adoption.html- Do it yourself -Illinois

    http://www.illinoislawyerfinder.com/legalinfo/2009/07/stepparentadoptions.html More ill info
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:31 AM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • You have to be married
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:09 AM on Aug. 17, 2009

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