With the cooperation of the bio-father, the termination of his parental rights in connection with the stepparent adoption is quite easy. And by "cooperation" I mean he is served with the termination petition and summons, and then simply fails to respond so a default can be entered. While this precedure is well-known and basic for any experienced family practitioner, it may not be approachable as a DIY project.
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There has to be a petition for adoption in order for him to voluntarily terminate his rights, so you need to work with an adoption attorney and do everything together. There are no standard forms for adoptions in Washington state, and it's something you want to make sure you do right, so it is really worth consulting with a professional.
In Georgia, relinquishment of parental rights is known as a "surrender of parental rights." The Code specifically details various situations in which voluntary surrender of rights is required as well as other situations where a court will surrender parental rights absent a petition by the natural parent. A parent wishing to surrender rights may do so either by submitting a voluntary, written consent to a child placement agency or petitioning the court to surrender his rights.
I hope this helps you. Good Luck.
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