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Adopting my step-son

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Jester243, May 12, 2010.

  1. May 12, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    Jester243

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    So I have been discussing with my wife for me to adopt her son we have been married since 1999 and have been a part of her son Tyler’s life since he was 13 months old. he is now about to turn 13 years old :eek:. I would like to formally adopt him and feel like a complete family instead of my wife and I with one last name and Tyler with another. His biological father has been asking for months to have us forgive his child support that he or rather his wife now pays, so I don’t think there will be much of an argument from him also Tyler has his mother’s maiden name and not his biological fathers. Most importantly to me was of course to talk this over with Tyler, he is behind this so we are looking to move forward. The problem is I don’t know where to start on this. Has anyone here adopted their step-child how was the process and any advice?
     
  2. May 12, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    NraFan

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    Wow. I think your idea is awesome. I hope it all works out for you. I think he has an awesome step dad.
     
  3. May 12, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    Congratulations Dan! That's a helluva decision to make.....Tyler's a lucky kid!

    My best friend adopted his step daughter but that was 20yrs ago...I'm sure alot has changed since then. But I'm betting the District Court in your area would be the best place to start.

    Good luck!
     
  4. May 12, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    Sounds like a great idea. I suggest speaking with a family attorney in your local area. That would be a great place to start.
     
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    You're a good man.
     
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    The family attorney sounds like a great place to start, thanks :wave:
     
  8. May 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    Awesome! :)
     
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    Good for you! Props man.
     
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    Congratulations and check with a family attorney
     
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    x2 on the attorney and congrats! hope it all works out!
     
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    Nice job man and good luck with it all.give step fathers a good name!
     
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    congrats :rockband:
     
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