I have a daughter from a previous relationship and my husband has a son from a previous marriage. My daughter's biological father has not ever been in her life and is not on her BC, She has my madien last name. I do not know of his whereabouts. My husband's ex-wife, abandoned his son with her god parents in early 2011, and my husband took custody of my step son in late 2011. The biological mother has not contacted her son since 2011 and does not pay court ordered child support. The biological mother lives in Albuqueque, NM. We were told we can adopt each other's child if the non-custodial parents have not been in the picture for more than 6months and are not paying child support. What are the steps/process to adopt our step children w/o a lawyer? Where can i get the forms? Who can i call?
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