What is the difference between a Paternity Action and Adoption?

Emily - posted on 12/06/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My boyfriend and I have agreed that he, not being the bio father should be the father of my daughter. We are not married and wanted to know how to go about making him the father legally.

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Ashley - posted on 12/06/2012

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if the bio dad signs his rights away, it will be easy. if not, then it will be a little tougher. does he bio dad have any contact? if not, in how long? does he pay child support? if not, in how long? if he has not had any contact or paid any child support in 6 months you can terminate his rights and have your boyfriend adopt. at least in my state, it is 6 months.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 12/06/2012

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Has the biological father of your child agreed to sign away his parental rights?

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