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  •  Just out of curiosity but what if there is someone (1+ / 0-)
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    else involved.  Say this wasn't a situation in which there was a sperm donor or a surrogate....in other words, the biological father?

    Would he have to sign his rights away first or notification sent or some other type of process to remove him from the equation?

    •  Yes. N/t (0+ / 0-)

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      by marykk on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 07:29:25 PM PST

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    •  I wonder if it depends on state (0+ / 0-)

      My brother met a woman who was pregnant but not involved in a relationship with the guy anymore (I have no idea if she told the guy she was pregnant or not).  She & my brother got engaged, and when she had the baby, she had my brother listed as the father on the birth certificate.  Biologically, the child isn't his, but legally, she is.  There was no talk or discussion about the biological father having to waive his rights or anything like that.  

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      by Avilyn on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 09:40:32 AM PST

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