You need a lawyer! Adoptions are so complicated that not all family lawyers do them. Spend the money now and save thousands over the next few years. Good luck to you.
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You would best be served by contacting an attorney in your area that specializes in adoptions to ensure you have done everything properly and to get the best advice moving forward, especially if DCF is involved.
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I echo the prior answers. Once DCF becomes involved the "red tape" factor goes up considerably even if you have the consent from the presumed father. There are many nuances to adoption law and you really need someone who is well versed in this type of matter. Best of luck to you.
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