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    Default Husband Wants to Adopt My Daughter

    My question involves name change laws in the State of Texas. My daughter is about to turn four and has never known her biological father. He is not on her birth certifcate and has never seen her. My husband is all she knows as her daddy. She has my maiden name. The question is how do I go about putting my husband on her birth cerifcate and changing her last name to his?

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    Default Re: Husband Wants to Adopt My Daughter

    Hello: It seems like you have a good man, someone who wants to take care of you and you daughter. File for a name change through the courts. You might have to run an add in the paper where the father last lived. I think about four weeks. Letting him know of you intensions. If he doesn't reply, then you did what you could do trying to contact the father. This will take some time but the end results will be the name change. You might need an attorney to help you through the courts, but he (she) will be able to get the paper work done proper. Start by getting hold of district attorney office, they will guide you to who are where you need to start.

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    Default Re: Husband Wants to Adopt My Daughter

    You will first likely need to contact Bio Dad or even get paternity test to show who Dad is. Then you can request he sign a TPR. Contacting Bio Dad may prove tough check with courts on what is considered reasonable effort in contact. At sametime have your current husband file for adoption. He will be investigated. This will take some time and it could be a year before everything is over. You do best pursueing this with the help of a Family Law or Adoption Attorney

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