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Question: I was married in July 2005. I have a 12 year old daughter from a previous relationship and my husband would like to adopt her. Her biological father has been absent from our lives since 1996. What do we do?
Answer: The Arizona statutes that explain the process for securing consent for an adoption petition can be found at A.R.S. §§ 8-106, 8-107 and 8-109, and explain the consent requirement in detail, as well as what must go into your adoption petition. As you will see from those rules, one must generally secure the consent of the biological parents for an adoption – even if the “absent” father has not been heard from since 1996 (unless, for example, his parental rights were previously terminated by court order). To read all of the adoption statutes, see the Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 8, Chapter 1
My exhusbands parental rights were severed. My current husband would like to adopt my 14 year old child. Can this be done without a lawyer? If so, what steps do I need to take?
MY HUSBAND WANTS TO ADOPT MY SON THEIR HAS NOT BEEN ANY CONTACT WITH THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER SINCE BEFORE MY SONS BIRTH BUT PATERNITY WAS ESTABLISHED IN COURT, WHAT CAN I DO TO START ADOPTION
what if the mother never married the girl's father and he's not on the birth certificate? and her present husband wants to adopt the girl?
I was married in July 2005. I have a 12 year old daughter from a previous relationship and my husband would like to adopt her. Her biological father has been absent from our lives since 1996. What do we do?
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State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar
Referral number 602-257-4434
Pima County Bar
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National Domestic Violence Hotline
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