Changing my sons last name

Breana - posted on 01/30/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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So , when I gave birth to my son 5 years ago I had a boyfriend (not biological father) who agreed to help out with raising the baby . Long story short , he moved to Florida and I haven't seen him since my son was about 4 months old . At the hospital he signed birth certificate papers but when I received his certificate in the mail it didn't have my now ex boyfriends name on it but my son has his last name . I haven't had contact with him in forever I don't have a number to reach him or an address even . I want to change my sons last name to the man who's been raising him last name and possibly put his name in the father line . In doing this do I need to have the ex boyfriend sign papers for anything ? Will they need to find him ? Will I need his permission ? I really need some answers I'm from New York don't really know how this works just trying to gain some knowledge about it before I go ahead and make this happen !

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