My husband wants to adopt my son. His father is not lísted on the birth certificate and has not been in his life. I have full custody of my son who is 4 yrs old.How quick is the process and how do we get started?
1 Answer from Attorneys
The process depends considerably on facts not disclosed in your question (e.g. cooperation of the noncustodial parent), but I would estimate a range of 30 days to 1 year. To get started, some people get the home study done first and others have an attorney file the adoption petition.