Q: How can I change her last name to my other kids last name and around how much will that cost???
I have a child shes one of my middle children whos last name is my ex husbands who is her sperm donor my older 2 and my youngest all have the same dad and same last name. Her sperm donor has been non-existent since she was 3 months old and my other kids dad has helped raise her thats who she knows as dad. Because he wasnt present for so long the state took his rights he has none. Only I have rights to her. My other kids dad her dad will adopt her if needed but wasn't sure if that was necessary to change her last name if her sperm donor had his rights taken and only I have rights to her
A: Typically parental rights are only terminated if a child is adopted or for abuse or neglect in a very specific deprived child action.
If there was a sperm donor that would be a separate issue.
So, not sure if there has been an actual termination of rights here or if this is a matter where there is no visitation order. My suggestion is take your documents to an attorney so they can determine the current status and that will determine what action you will need to take going forward.
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