My son is 2, his biological father isn't on the birth certificate and we have good cause in place. He is currently facing prison time. My fiancé and I are getting married very soon and he’d like to adopt my son but I don’t think the biological father will give up his rights. but he isn't on the birth certificate. my fiancé is the only man my son calls dad and knows of. He has never met the biological father.
You can’t proceed to a step parent adoption until you are married at least 2-3 years. As part of the step parent adoption, you can terminate the parental rights of the father either voluntarily or involuntarily.
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