I have a son from a previous marriage and my DF wants to adopt my son to be his own and he wants to have his name changed and I am all for this. I wanna know how do you go thru the process and how hard was it?
Answer by hsmominky at 12:51 AM on Sep. 6, 2010
Answer by QandA at 6:23 PM on Sep. 5, 2010
Answer by cassie_m at 6:30 PM on Sep. 5, 2010
Answer by pinkdena at 6:30 PM on Sep. 5, 2010
Has you been married for one year? Has you ex had any contact with your child for one year? Do you know where they live (city/state)? Most will have you post an add in the local newspaper (where he lives) saying that your child is being adopted. You have to wait for a short span of time for him to respond to it. If he doesn't respond then they will let your husband adopt the child. If he does you have to go through mediation or court to get him to sign over his rights. Either way you have to, in some way, let him know. Most states will call it child abandonment if he's not had any form (talk, card, or letter) with the child and take him rights away with little to know issue.
Talk to a lawyer about it. All states have different laws for adoption.
Answer by elly25 at 6:31 PM on Sep. 5, 2010
Answer by Musicmom80 at 6:35 PM on Sep. 5, 2010
Answer by Musicmom80 at 6:56 PM on Sep. 5, 2010