Adoption

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Question: I am currently pregnant and not exactly sure who the father is. I met my boyfriend a few months after conception. He is aware of the situation and would like to adopt. I am leaving the father blank on the birth certificate. Can he adopt without notifying any prospects? Being that they have known I have been pregnant and wanted nothing to do it?

Answer: Arizona Revised Statutes, Section 8-106 is one of the adoption statutes.  It requires the mom to file an affidavit with the court listing all potential fathers.  The court then sends them a notice which allows the potential fathers to consent to the adoption and relinquish any potential rights or to object and file a paternity action.

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  • I am currently pregnant and not exactly sure who the father is. I met my boyfriend a few months after conception. He is aware of the situation and would like to adopt. I am leaving the father blank on the birth certificate. Can he adopt without notifying any prospects? Being that they have known I have been pregnant and wanted nothing to do it?

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