Norwalk, CA asked in Family Law and Adoption for California

Q: Can step father serve adoption paper?

The step father served the court papers himself The bio father told the step father NO I want my son ... then step father said if you dont sign over then I'm sueing you for the cost of adoption 10 thound plus 5 years back child support if you don't sign over your rights to me .. that's was never court order to pay any child support .. the mother never sued or called the bio father..

bio father was left off birth certificate the mother put add in the newspaper, did not call the biofather to tell him the child was born..

the child got put into protective custody by state of Ca for child abuse .. that's how the bio father got into the birth certificate.

More info the bio father was forced into doing something he did not want to do period!!

The step father made threats to bio father to go to local bank to sign over his right and mail it into the courts ... the courts rejected it.. so step father came back and treated the bio father to the court house and do it or Elise ..

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Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
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  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Culver City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: A stepparent can adopt a step-child, but not without the consent of the biological parent.

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