You need a lawyer! Adoptions are so complicated that not all family lawyers do them. Spend the money now and save thousands over the next few years. Good luck to you.
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I agree - hire a lawyer that handles stepparent adoptions. It could be straightforward if the father consents to it. Many great attorneys can be found here on Avvo, search for one that specializes in adoption law in your area.
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You will have to try and get the consent of the father so that the step-parent adoption goes more smoothly. You should consult with an attorney in your area for further guidance. Good Luck.
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