I have a teenage son who wants his step-dad to adopt him. Birth-father gave up parental rights 8yrs ago to get out of child support, no contact since. Bio has agreed to sign away custody to step-father for some cash. Willing to do that, but need a form i can just send to him for signing.
You can go to a local adoption attorney and obtain a consent which the birth father can sign which would consent to adoption and also waive notice of further proceedings in the adoption. It is illegal to pay money for this, so no funds should be negotiated for this. Further, if the natural father has not seen the child or paid child support for over 6 months or so, then consent may not be required from the natural father. You should consult with a local adoption attorney as soon as possible.
It takes much more to have an adoption granted than just having a legal father sign a consent to adoption. There are things like putative father registry checks and background checks or full home studies that need to be completed. In short, yes, your ex could sign a consent to adoption, but there is much more that goes into the adoption process.
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