Bel Air, MD asked in Adoption for Maryland

Q: Hello! I have questions about stepparent adoption.


My fiance and I are getting married and he plans to adopt my daughter so we are looking for legal consult as to where to begin and what we would need to do (once we are married, I'm sure) for him to adopt her.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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1 Lawyer Answer
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: If your daughter ‘s natural father is still living, you will need his consent, or will have to serve him with legal papers to respond and if he fails to object you can proceed by default. With consent of the natural father, the procedure is fairly straight forward. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage and your daughter's new father!

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