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    Aug 12, 2014, 06:48 PM
    I want to adopt my step child.
    I wanted to adopt my step child. The biological dad is on birth certificate, but he passed away. Can I adopt my step child? I live in Denver, Colorado?
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    Synnen Posts: 7,927, Reputation: 2443

    Aug 12, 2014, 07:14 PM
    That depends on a lot of things. I would say usually this should be no problem. However, if the biological father's family has a shared custody agreement or visitation rights, it may be more difficult.

    You need to talk to a family law attorney in your area to make sure that all of the details are taken care of correctly. I always tell people that while you can set a bone without a doctor, it's still a really good idea to see one. Same thing with adoption--you CAN do adoption proceedings without a lawyer, but I would never recommend doing it that way.

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