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Birth certificate and termination of rights. [JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
29th Mar '13

I was talking to my aunt about consulting a lawyer about termination of rights based on abandonment. And she said that her step-daughter got the fathers rights terminated but she thought that they still stayed on the birth certificate even if SO were to adopt DD?



How much sense does that make?

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
29th Mar '13

im confused

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
29th Mar '13

The original document will still have the biological father's name, but in the "system" and on your newly issued birth certificate, it would have the adopters name on it. Something else you'll want to find out is your state's laws. Some states will not allow termination unless you're married for a certain period of time. I don't know your situation, but I thought I'd throw that out there just in case.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" im confused
HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22792 posts
29th Mar '13

When I was adopted by my dad for a step parent adoption we got a new birth certificate stating he is my dad. As well as my brother and any other person I know who have been adopted.

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting [JadeLee]:" Yeah but if you are terminating the rights for adoption wouldn't the adoptive parent be on the updated Birth Certificate?"


can you update a birth certificate? I didn't know that was a possibility.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" The original document will still have the biological father's name, but in the "system" and on your newly ... [snip!] ... you're married for a certain period of time. I don't know your situation, but I thought I'd throw that out there just in case."

Nope! MN will terminate based on abandonment and not financially supporting a court ordered child support. He is off the grid right now. It would make it look better if I were married but he hasn't seen DD for 15 months and I don't need his shitty $200 anyway That he hasn't paid since December.

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
29th Mar '13

interesting, I never realized you could update or get a new birth certificate

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting [JadeLee]:" Nope! MN will terminate based on abandonment and not financially supporting a court ordered child support. ... [snip!] ... I were married but he hasn't seen DD for 15 months and I don't need his shitty $200 anyway That he hasn't paid since December."


oh heyyy, im from MN too :D

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting [JadeLee]:" Nope! MN will terminate based on abandonment and not financially supporting a court ordered child support. ... [snip!] ... I were married but he hasn't seen DD for 15 months and I don't need his shitty $200 anyway That he hasn't paid since December."


Oh, okay. Yeah, in WA it had to be abandonment plus married to the adopter for at least a year. Good luck!

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" When I was adopted by my dad for a step parent adoption we got a new birth certificate stating he is my dad. As well as my brother and any other person I know who have been adopted."

Ok thanks. I knew that didn't sound right. I mean maybe that is how they did it back in the day but I couldn't see them doing that now.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22792 posts
29th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [JadeLee]:</b>" Ok thanks. I knew that didn't sound right. I mean maybe that is how they did it back in the day but I couldn't see them doing that now."</blockquote>




You're welcome. I was adopted in 2002.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
29th Mar '13

My ddi s 11 in July her dads rights were terminated 2004 and he is still on the birth certificate.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" Oh, okay. Yeah, in WA it had to be abandonment plus married to the adopter for at least a year. Good luck!"

Yeah my aunts step daughter just did this recently too. and that was just two counties over. I plan on consulting a lawyer once I am working FT after I graduate in May since that will look better to a judge.