Child has had no contact with bio father in 3.5 years. Child is 4 and stepfather wants to adopt. Bio father will not voluntary terminate rights. What is the process to have step father adopt?

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Ring the Dept for chid Protective Services and ask for relevant forms. They will also let u know of family court forms u need to submit. There is alot involved and some legal advice or a lawyer would help. It is a lenghthly process and they say almost impossible if the bio father(or sperm donor as i like to call it) wont consent. i am currently going through the process myself. best of luck to u and yr family.
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