even if there are countless witnesses to what is going on? if im not the father then there is nothing i can do? we have done bought every necessary item he will need, moved into a bigger house so he would have plenty of room, and been there every step of the pregnancy helping out the mother with everything she needed. that doesnt count for anything? Response: Unfortunately, if the baby is not yours, the mother is in the driver's seat. The mother can refuse to let you adopt the child regardless of the number of witnesses you have or what you have expended for the child and the mother. In addition, even if the mother has agreed to let you adopt the child if the baby is not yours, the mother can still legally change her mind. Adoption is voluntary. The mother cannot be forced to go through with the adoption. This is the current law.
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