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A non-biological parent may be awarded custody if:
However, your current significant other cannot just sign the affidavit of parentage to become the legal father. Giving the nonbiological parent parental rights is a process that must happen through the court and there must be an attempt to notify the biological father.
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If he is nowhere to be found, then the process is much easier, but you still need to go to court to have the rights granted to the nonbiological parent.
If you don't do it this way and the biological father later turns up, he can challenge your new spouse's rights and the court will order a paternity test to determine who the biological father is.
You want to do things correctly from the beginning to avoid any hiccups in the future.
He can adopt the child. Getting married would not have an affect on the parental rights.
The following link has all of the information you would need for the adoption process: http://family.findlaw.com/adoption/stepparent-adoption-faq-s.html