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Do I need any attorney to do a step parent adoption in New York if I am on the birth certificate?

Q: My wife and I are a lesbian couple who had a child together with a donor who we know. We did not do the medical or legal aspect during conception, which later led to the donor taking us to court for paternity. Eventually he withdrew the case and signed the consent for me, the non biological mother, to adopt. The Paternity case caused us a lot of expense so I want to know if an attorney is needed to proceed with the adoption. We want to make sure he can not take us to court regarding our daughter again or interfere with my rights as her legal and custodial parent. Please advise. Thank you. 

Does a termination of parental expire if adoption was rejected?

Q: My mother began an adoption process to adopt my nephew in 2016 the biological father signed a termination of parental rights. My moms attorney filed the paperwork and ended up getting very ill. The adoption was rejected because of missing paper work. I know we now have to resubmit all the paperwork like finger prints and home study but will we need to get the termination of parental right signed all over again? Or would it still be valid? Biological Father is no where to be found.

My husband wants to take responsibility for my 6 year old as in adopt can he do so?

Q: I have a six year old boy which my husband has been in his life since he was 3 months old the person he thinks is dad isn't bio father but the court made legal father with DNA he pay no child support and is also a very aggressive child spends time with grandparents and all I get is threats there is drug abuse from the legal father and I just want what's best for my son help there is no custody or visits in place and my husband loves this child like his own.

Hi my husband who is not the biological father of my daughter can he adopt her?

Q: My husband had been taking care of my daughter for 5 year her biological father is in the country illegally. He move out when I was almost ready to give birth. Can my husband adopt her.? Family court is unable to locate him to pay child support reason being he is undocumented.

Order of affiliation was given a almost 2 years ago can he still make the changes with out going to court ?

Q: My son is a year old my husband signed is birth certificate when he was born the bio father took me to court established paternity 5 months later and got an affiliation never did anything my son is still registered with my husband last name and his name is still on the birth certificate my son turned 2 years old on January can I do anything to keep my husbands name on the birth certificate or at least his last name on the child

How do I remove my daughter's father off her birth certificate?

Q: She was born in 2005, he vanished the day after she was born. His name is on the birth certificate, however. He was abusive and forced himself upon me and since she was born, doesn't know her nor does she know him.

A: David's Answer:
If he is actually the child's biological parent, then you cannot simply remove his name from the birth certificate until his parental rights have been terminated. The only way to achieve this in the non-fostercare setting is to file for a stepparent adoption. If this is the approach you wish to take, call a Bronx Adoption attorney to schedule an appointment.

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