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    How much does it cost for my husband to adopt my son who's father is not in his life?

    Asked Feb 22, 2013, 07:01 AM — 4 Answers
    My husband has been my sons father since he was 3, and now my son is 7, and wants to have the same last name as the rest of the family. About how much does the process cost for him to adopt my son?

    Last edited by talaniman; Feb 22, 2013 at 07:46 AM.
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    Feb 22, 2013, 07:08 AM


    Assuming the bio father will sign off on it, about 5000 dollars.
    But if bio father will not sign off for it, first it may not even be allowed, but it will be fought in court and would start at about 10,000 or so at least.
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    Feb 22, 2013, 07:38 AM


    This can vary by area. I've seen fees starting at $1500. So shop around.
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    Mar 15, 2013, 02:18 PM
    Well we did some shoppin around and we found that it will cost about 1000 and much easier than I thought it would be than k you for your answers
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    Mar 15, 2013, 03:24 PM


    Thanks for letting us know.
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