What if the birth father can’t be located?

In order to adopt your stepchild, you will need to obtain the consent of the birth father.  If he cannot be located, you must prove you took reasonable steps to locate him.  Reasonable steps would include: mailing a notice to his last known address, searching DMV lists.  Sometimes you may need to notify him by publication.  Our offices can assist with this.  Please schedule a consult.

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