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My husband wants to adopt my son and there is no father on

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My husband wants to adopt my son and there is no father on the birth certificate and he has my last name and I do not know who the father is. In the state of Texas does the father have rights?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  MIAMILAW1127 replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I understand and agree
Expert:  MIAMILAW1127 replied 1 year ago.

Because you do not know who the father is and there is no father on the birth certificate, there would be no one to have rights to or interfere with the adoption.

Expert:  MIAMILAW1127 replied 1 year ago.

This is especially true if there is no acknowledgement of paternity.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what do I do to get it to where my husband can adopt him?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  MIAMILAW1127 replied 1 year ago.

The following link has all of the information you would need to do a private adoption: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/sls/forms/Adoption-Options.pdf