I am not the biological father, but I am the one that has been paying the child support for over 6 years. My ex wife's husband that she has been married to for over 4 years would like to adopt my ex's daughter and I said ok. She has never wanted a relationship with me and all the mother wants is my money so I said ok. How would we go about getting this all started in the state of Idaho. I would like to get this done and over with as quickly as possible to spare everyone the pain of a long drawn out ordeal.
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Typically the petition for adoption is accompanied by a petition for termination of parental rights. You are entitled to service of both, and the least costly response would be to do nothing. After 20 says default can be taken. A more proactive, albeit costlier, approach is to retain counsel to prepare a voluntary relinquishment which must be signed in front of a Magistrate. That document can then be filed with the petition for adoption and you would not need to be served with process.
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