How do you adopt a child that is not yours and you take care of the mother and the child, and the father of the child does not but still wants to see his child and do nothing for the child.
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In order to adopt a child that is not yours while the biological father is still alive, you must go before the court. You must petition the court for adoption. Stepparent adoptions generally require the biological father's consent. In limited circumstances the judge has the discretion to order the adoption if he finds that the father has abused, neglected or abandoned the child.
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