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Odd situation. I would like to adopt my wife's daughter and be her stepfather. We would ALSO like the bio father, who is reasonably involved and a family friend, to retain his parental rights. Is this possible, i.e. through a modified adoption contract of some kind?
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Good morning. What does he wish to retain/have? Do you know why he would want to allow the child to be adopted if he is involved?

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