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  1. #1
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    Mar 2006

    Default Adopting Stepchildren

    I have been married almost 2 years and my 12 year old daughter who has no legal father as she was concieved by rape and I did not know the man who did it wants my husband to be her father, he is willing to adopt her and make her his and I would like this very much. I would appreciate any information on how to go about this in the USA. I know under normal cercumstances we would have to terminate her biological fathers rights but being she does not legally have one does that make things harder for us to do this?

  2. #2
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    Sep 2005
    Behind a Desk

    Default Step-Parent Adoption in Ohio

    The Ohio State Bar offers a guide to step-parent adoption. As you cannot identify the biological parent, you would have to explain the situation and impossibility of notice and service to the court.

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