Wooster, OH asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Ohio

Q: Can my boyfriend adopt my daughter without fathers permission?

My daughter is 5 years old, she has no father on her birth certificate and no dna has been established. He hasn't supported her or bothered to be apart of her life. My boyfriend wants to adopt her he's been in her life since she was a year and half and we have two kids together. Can he adopt her without her biological fathers permission and how would we go for the adoption?

1 Lawyer Answer
Cathy Cook Esq
Cathy Cook Esq
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You have to be married for your boyfriend to adopt her. You still have to notify father of the adoption, but may not need his permission. You should discuss this with a local attorney.

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