Adoption

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Question: My daughter was born in las vegas her biological father has not had any contact since she was 1. My boyfriend has been raising her since she was 18 months old. can he adopt her ? her birth certificate has none of her biological fathers information , she how ever has mine and his last name. How would we go about having him adopt her and her receiving his last name?

Answer:

A parents rights may be severed by consent or for cause. Information about severance and termination of parental rights can be found here at the  Maricopa Superior Court Self Service center: https://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/Forms/JuvenileCases/index.asp Information about consent for adoption can be found at A.R.S § 8-106 Consent to adoption.You can go to for information about name changes: https://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/Forms/CivilCases/index.asp. You may want to seek advice from an attorney as to how to go about adoption and name change. 


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  • My daughter was born in las vegas her biological father has not had any contact since she was 1. My boyfriend has been raising her since she was 18 months old. can he adopt her ? her birth certificate has none of her biological fathers information , she how ever has mine and his last name. How would we go about having him adopt her and her receiving his last name?

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