1) Because one knows that he is the father even if he is not formally, to be safe, it is best to have him SIGN OFF on a termination of paternity
that is filed BACK TO BACK with the adoption.
2) The adoption is filed back to back with the paternity action, and the Court would then terminate his rights and make the other man the father by adoption.
3) Some people would simply not serve the biological father ("biodad"), or, have him "sign off" on the adoption without terminating his rights fully, but that then risks biodad coming back demanding visitation
, custody, and/or to void the adoption claiming he was never properly notified as the father, etc.
So this involves TWO separate pleadings, filed back to back. Needless to say, this is complicated and one wants to use an attorney here. May I recommend the CT Bar referral program - here
. The attorneys are vetted and qualified. You should be able to find an attorney you are confident with and whom you can trust, and who is available ASAP. The link also has leads to pro bono/low cost options as well.
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