The man on my child's birth certificate is not her father, and my soon to be husband is wanting to become her legal father but we don't know how to get that process started?
I am assuming you were still legally married at the time of your child's birth. Even if the child is not his, your husband's name will be listed as father. You need to contact an adoption lawyer in your area to assist with this proceeding. If the person listed on the birth certificate is willing to consent to the adoption, it will simplify the proceeding.
You will have to address the rights of the identified father on the birth certificate and the rights of the biological father (if he is someone other than your husband). If your fiance is the biological father, he can file a petition to legitimate.Once you are married, if your husband is not the biological father, he files a petition for stepparent adoption.
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