my daughter wants my name on her birth certificate i am not her biological father and she is not my adopted daughter either. was told here the other night that most likely the only way to accomplish the birth certificate signature was to adopt her and that this was allowed in this state (pa). how would i start the proceedings and since she is already an adopted person, by her mother, can this still be done
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Who is listed as her father on the birth certificate? Are you her step dad, ie married to her adopted mother?
noone is listed as father on her birth certificate. no not stepfather her adopted mother and i lived together
You will have to legally adopt her to be named on the birth certificate since you are not the bio father ( a bio father could petition for a DNA test and then get a court order to get on the certificate). If the mother agrees to the adoption then yes it would be simple but it is advisable to get a family law attorney who handles step parent adoptions. Even though you are not married since you live together it is similar to a step parent situation. But if the mother does not agree you would have to wait until she is over 18 and then you could do an adult adoption.
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any estimate as to the cost of the proceedings. ballpark figure
$5000 for an adoption that is not contested.
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