Did anyone else have their SO adopt a child from another relationship. My daughters bio father is a dead beat hasn't seen her in well over a year I want to have my SO adopt her when we get married and was wondering if anyone else went through this and how it all happened.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:36 PM on Feb. 27, 2011 in Adoption
Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 9:42 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
Answer by Musicmom80 at 9:50 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
Answer by matthewscandi at 9:51 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
Just curious....why is it so important your child be adopted by your new spouse? Its just paper!
It is not "just paper" it is legal rights that a step-parent doesn't have. It is your child going to a stranger that doesn't care about him/her if you should die. It is rights to inheritence from a (step) parent that has raised you. It is more than "just paper."
Answer by matthewscandi at 9:54 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:00 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:02 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
Answer by TiffyTaffy79 at 12:05 AM on Feb. 28, 2011
My step dad raised me since I was two and he didn't have any issues. Even when my dad tried to step in...
He would have issues if your mother would have died. Your father would have gotten you. It is about thinking about your child's future. I was with my husband for 18 months when my sons adoption went through he was 3. Maybe step parent adoption isn't for you, for some people it is. Don't bash her because she is trying to figure out what is right for her child.
Answer by matthewscandi at 9:33 AM on Feb. 28, 2011