My son is 13, he witnessed his bio dad abuse me when he was five. He ended up in prison for six and a half years, has to register as a sex offender for life (charges from me) and cannot contact me or my son ever. He is not on the birth certificate, there was never written acknowledgement or a paternity test taken to establish paternity. He's was never consistent in my son's life (from the age of one to one and a half sporadically and then two months four years later). That's it. He has never made the effort and now he can't. So again no paternity established, not on birth certificate, no real paternal rights. My husband wants to adopt my son, and I want to represent myself. But have to have a lawyer write the petition. Any help or advice?
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