I listed no father on the birth certificate, I have since married and my husband wants to adopt my son.
Adoption can be real tricky. Something that you should not attempt to do on your own. Assuming that you properly file the petition, you will need to serve the suspected father, if he does not cooperate, you will need to have an ad-litem attorney to try to locate him. You should consult with an experienced Family Law Attorney in your area to properly advise. Good luck.
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You need to hire an attorney to prepare, file and prosecute a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights an a Step Parent Adoption. What notice needs to be given to the biological father depends on the age of the child and whether he signed an acknowledgment of paternity, or has otherwise been adjudicated as the child's legal father. See Texas Family Code Section 161.002. It does not matter that he is not listed on the birth certificate.
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Adoption is very tricky and is not something you should handle on your own. You should contact an adoption attorney immediately. Good Luck
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