Hey all! I am wondering about stepparent adoptions. I am going to be getting married soon and my guy wants to adopt my seven year old son. My son's biological father has never met him, paid child support, or helped out in any way. I know that the law in Illinois said there are some situations where the adoption process could go quickly. But I'm just wondering if I am going to have to try to track my ex down just to get him to sign over his rights....even though he's never met his son and his name is not on the birth certificate. He also knows about the child but has refused to come through. My soon to be hubby and I are going to be talking to a lawyer about all of this just to see what needs to be done. But I thought I'd come here and pick everyone's brain first :).
Oh, and I have never been married. My son has my maiden name.