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Question: My girlfriend has a teenage daughter with no father listed on her birth certificate however both the child and the mother know the father and he is present in his daughters life. My girlfriend and I have discussed this matter and we are interested in me adopting her daughter to allow me to fully provide and care for her. what is the process to make this happen?

Answer: Before an adoption rights have to be severed of the noncustodial parent.  For more information:  https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubpdfs/f_step.pdf

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  • My girlfriend has a teenage daughter with no father listed on her birth certificate however both the child and the mother know the father and he is present in his daughters life. My girlfriend and I have discussed this matter and we are interested in me adopting her daughter to allow me to fully provide and care for her. what is the process to make this happen?

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