How can my husband adopt my child?

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How can my husband adopt my child?

Biological father has terminated his rights.

Asked on September 6, 2012 under Family Law, Arkansas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the biological father's rights have been terminated and there are no issues with your husband (i.e. like alcoholism, abuse, etc.), then your husband can petition and the court will likely approve the adoption of your child.  The court will most likely order a "social study" to verify that the adoption is in the best interest of the child.  A social study involves a social worker coming into your home and observing the surroundings and the interaction of your husband with the child.  The process is not extremely long-- usually the hard part in an adoption is terminating the rights of one or both parents, but since this has already been done, what you're seeking should be fairly simple absent any unusual circumstances.


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