S.I.L. had son 2011. No idea who sons father was so listed as not known. Asked husband and me to take care of son from when he was only few weeks old due to her having severe depression/mental issues. Now he is 2 1/2 and it is just like he was born to us like our other kids. S.I.L. doing good with counseling and right medications. She does not see him very much at all even though we live close by. She just told us she just does not want to be a mother at all and asked us if we would adopt him. Yes we want to but are nervous about his not known father. If we adopt can we somehow officially protect ourselves from Not Known ever maybe someday finding out about son and then trying to take him from us? Or would Not Known always just have the right to maybe take our adopted son back from us?
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