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What legal rights does a godfather have should the single parent of an adopted child die?

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None. Unless the godfather is in the will as the person who will be given the child if the parent dies, there are no rights.

If the will does not otherwise specify how to handle the child, and you want to adopt the child, you should get in contact with the social workers who are handling the child(ren). Case workers often prefer to place children with family, or family friends when it's possible and safe to do so. You'll still have to become licensed as a foster/adoptive parent in your state.
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