Lombardi Law LLC | SUZANNE LOMBARDI
If the child is his, in Alaska you can file for custody. You will need to prove that it is yours and you can do this through CSSD, Child Support Enforcement. The other way is your boyfriend can make sure he is on the birth certificate but you probably want to make sure the child is his before this happens. If the child is yours your best bet is to file for custody -he does not need to adopt his own child. The only way you can adopt his child is if you can show that the mother has not meaningfully communicated with the child and not provided support. Since the child is not born yet it would be difficult to argue this. An attorney can help you with child support and a custody issue. It would be important to establish custody early and an attorney can help you there.
Answer Applies to: Alaska
The Law Office of Eric J Smith | Eric Smith
So far in Texas a child can only have one mother. The first woman in line for this job under the law is the woman who is currently carrying the child. If she legally gives up her right to be the mother of this child or has that right stripped from her in court, get that adoption paperwork going. Of course, the child has to be born first.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Mary W Craig P.C. | Mary W Craig
You are certainly free to adopt a child if you meet the requirements. However, in order to adopt his child you will either have to have the mother's consent or you will have to terminate her rights because she is too unfit to raise a child. And you may want to think about the ramifications if you adopt his child and then the two of you split up. Good luck to you.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
WARM SPRINGS LAW GROUP | Elliott D. Yug
You are jumping the gun a bit. First confirm that the boyfriend is indeed the father. The sticking point is what does the mother say about all this? Do you really mean custody or having the baby live with you and your boyfriend? If so that will require filing a complaint to establish paternity and custody and also filing a motion for custody.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Donaldson Stewart, PC | Monica H. Donaldson Stewart
There might a way to do this, but it would require the biological mother's consent. If you and your boyfriend marry, she can consent for you to do a stepparent adoption (you cannot adopt as an unmarried partner). I recommend you speak with an attorney to discuss this matter in greater detail.
Answer Applies to: Arizona