Branson, MO asked in Family Law and Adoption for Missouri

Q: Can my son be adopted by his step father at the age of 18 without involving biofather?

He has never had anything to do with my son and now he is dead

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Justin Michael Crozier
Justin Michael Crozier
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Probably not. Unless the biological father has given up his parental rights. A child only gets to have two parents. If the biological father still has parental rights, then the child can't be adopted. If the rights HAVE been given up, then he doesn't need to be involved at all.

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