Adoption question

Discussion in 'Pregnancy Club' started by PixieKitty, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. PixieKitty

    PixieKitty Guest

    Hey ladies, need some info on adoption. My partner isn't the bio-dad but we'd love for him to be the official daddy, on paper. How would he go about officially adopting the little one? Bio-dad is not in the picture, nor will he ever be. Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Mother of 4

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    Oh I cant help here as I havnt been in the situation but I think its great your partner wants to adopt the child as his own legally. I am sure you should not have a problem with it though. Is it not as easy as putting his name on the birth certificut? sorry for ignorance.
     
  3. PixieKitty

    PixieKitty Guest

    Haha I thought as much but turns out it's illegal :p
     
  4. Aidan's Mummy

    Aidan's Mummy Mummy to Aidan and Oliver

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    My brother wants to adopt his gf's son. What you have to do is get the father to sign over all his parental rights and then the adoption to go ahead. I think this is right. My dad wanted to adopt my half brother and sister but their real dad wouldnt sign over his rights.
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  5. babezone

    babezone Well-Known Member

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    think it depends on if the fathers nameb is on birth certificate as 16momtobe sed cus then u will need hes permission a such....if hes not then it is pretty straight forward xx
     
  6. nikky0907

    nikky0907 Well-Known Member

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    But does the babys father have parental rights? He does not if he isn't on the birth certificate...:shrug:
    I have no idea hun,sorry.

    Maybe you just need a consent form from your ex that he won't seek parental rights?
     
  7. PixieKitty

    PixieKitty Guest

    Thanks ladies, wont be putting bio-dad on the birth certificate :) shall ask midwife as am sure she'll have had a case like this before.
     
  8. honey08

    honey08 mum2two boys/2mc

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    i think that bio dad wud after sign over parental rights 4this 2happen hun, but yeh sure midwife will know how it works, hope u get the reaults u want x x x
     
  9. brownhairedmom

    brownhairedmom Well-Known Member

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    He only has to sign over rights if he's on the birth certificate, I think.
     
  10. Aidan's Mummy

    Aidan's Mummy Mummy to Aidan and Oliver

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    yeah because if he isnt on the birth cetificate i dont think he has any rights. i think thats right. Am i on the right lines hun??
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  11. PixieKitty

    PixieKitty Guest

    Aye, I asked my mum if that were true and she says yes :) have told her eventually that Danny wanted to adopt little one, and she seems happy enough :)
     

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