If I wanted to adopt my stepdaughter whom is an adult, would we have to send notice to father?
No, you don'thave to give legal notice to the biological father in an adult adoption.When you file your Petition for Adoption you need to have both mom and step-dad file as petitioners. Adoption cases are statutorily driven and paperwork can be extensive. You would be best served by consulting with a lawyer who is well versed in adoption law and procedure. Many lawyers, including me, offer a free initial consultation for such matters.
Sara Howard has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 1983. Her practice concentrates in adoption and family law as well as real estate law & landlord tenant matters . She is currently a member of the Chicago Bar Association's Adoption Law Committee and a former bank attorney . . Any response to a question on AVVO does not constitute an attorney client relationship, but is general information based on the limited information provided. Free initial consultations are offered.
No, the adult will consent to the adoption on her own behalf and no notice needs to be given to biological father.
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