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I want to adopt my nephew. I have had legal custody of him…

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I want to adopt...

I want to adopt my nephew. I have had legal custody of him for the past 8 years. He is turning 18 and my health insurance will no longer cover him unless I adopt him.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

California

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No that's it

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Longhorn Lawyer, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
What do I need to do to start the adoption process? Should I just wait until he turns 18 and then add him back to my health insurance after that.
Family Lawyer: Longhorn Lawyer, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

Are his biological parents in agreement that you can adopt the child?

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