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    Default How to Get Your Ex- and Her Husband to Petition for Stepparent Adoption

    My question involves adoption law for the State of: VA.

    How do you begin a step-parent adoption? Mother has served me with papers to establish a custody order, but I am not in life. I let her do dna of health reasons for child since child has legal father.... well how do I get cusody order thrown out and start that to relinquish rights? he wants to be dad. he is. I dont know why she filed

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    Default Re: Termination of Father's Rights for Step-Parent Adoption After Being Served

    You can't make your ex's new husband adopt your child, end of story. For stepparent adoption, you will have to wait until they file a petition - at which time you can consent to the petition - but you can't make it happen. If they do not want to proceed, it won't happen.

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    Default Re: Termination of Father's Rights for Step-Parent Adoption After Being Served

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