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    Sep 15, 2006, 10:06 AM
    Step father's right to adopt
    Can you please tell me how can I go about adopting my step son who is 8 years old? His biological father rights were taken and I would like to adopt my fiance's son. What do I need to do?
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    Sep 15, 2006, 10:09 AM
    Check with the family court where you live. They will outline the procedure and give you any forms that you need to file. Basically you need to petititon the court for adoption. If there is no contest to it, it should be mostly formality. Assuming you are married to the biological mother, and the biological father's rights have been terminated, there shouldn't be a problem.
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    Sep 15, 2006, 10:14 AM
    Thank you, I will definitely look into it.

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