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Can a man get sole custody of a child that is not his?

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It's complicated, if a man was the presumed father - in other words if the man met all criteria of a father and was viewed as the child's father, then yes it would be possible for him to retain status of the legal father to the child and possibly have sole legal custody.

If the child has two biological parents who have always been the acting / legal parents to the child, there would have to be extreme circumstances for the courts to terminate the parental rights to make the child eligible for adoption.

If the man is wishing to adopt a child, yes single men are legally able to adopt.
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