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    Happy Dad

    You know when you just want to tell someone something because you're ridiculously happy? Yeah, it's one of those.

    I just had confirmation through this morning that my recently signed Parental Responsibility Agreement form has been approved.
    I'm now jointly legally responsible for my daughter. After almost 12 years, I'm now ACTUALLY her Dad.

    Happy tears

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    Congratulations.

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    Congrats, very happy for you

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    Congrats, I bet you'll be on a high for a while!

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    That's very good news! Congratulations

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    Sounds like you've been her Dad for a long time already , Congrats

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    Awesome congratulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by WithoutMotive View Post
    You know when you just want to tell someone something because you're ridiculously happy? Yeah, it's one of those.

    I just had confirmation through this morning that my recently signed Parental Responsibility Agreement form has been approved.
    I'm now jointly legally responsible for my daughter. After almost 12 years, I'm now ACTUALLY her Dad.

    Happy tears

    Well done congrats

    Russ

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    Superb news

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    Great news :-)

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    I am trying to arrange the same setup.

    Lad, who I consider to be my son (7)- don't want to adopt, married to mum, brought him up since he was 1 and a half. His Dad is not on birth certificate.

    Apparently, I still need his dads permission to get parental rights. But as he hasn't been around for 5 years now nor does he have parental rights, so why would I need to get his permission?

    Its a crazy complicated world to do a good thing, even when I phoned up the courts and had a copy of the form, they didnt have a clue either. Can't afford a solicitor.

    Well done all the same!

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    If Dad isn't on the birth certificate and doesn't have any parental responsibility, there's no proof to say he is the father therefore I'd have thought his permission isn't needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry View Post
    Sounds like you've been her Dad for a long time already , Congrats
    I agree


    Congratulations and well done

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    Congrats need to do similar myself still, tbh... daughter has my name already, did that by Deed Poll when I married her Mum, but I don't have legal parental responsibility.

    The birth-father aspect is complicated as the law changed in (I think) 2002 - I really can't remember the details, but I think that for any child born after that date, the father is assumed to have responsibility, or his permission needs to be sought. Before that is easier.

    My best man is a family-law solicitor though so I can get this advice for the price of beer, which often comes in handy

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    Congrats to you!

    Quote Originally Posted by mattianuk View Post
    I am trying to arrange the same setup.

    Lad, who I consider to be my son (7)- don't want to adopt, married to mum, brought him up since he was 1 and a half. His Dad is not on birth certificate.

    Apparently, I still need his dads permission to get parental rights. But as he hasn't been around for 5 years now nor does he have parental rights, so why would I need to get his permission?

    Its a crazy complicated world to do a good thing, even when I phoned up the courts and had a copy of the form, they didnt have a clue either. Can't afford a solicitor.

    Well done all the same!
    Quote Originally Posted by WithoutMotive View Post
    If Dad isn't on the birth certificate and doesn't have any parental responsibility, there's no proof to say he is the father therefore I'd have thought his permission isn't needed.
    It's his "human right". My wife and I fell foul of this due to us being honest people. She know's who the father is of her (and now my) daughter and despite him having no involvement with her since conception, but being fully aware of her existence they sought his permission for the adoption. In our case it wasn't a problem and he actually said he thought it was a good idea, but the stupid things are that if my wife had lied and said she didn't know who it was, they wouldn't have persued it at all, and also if he had refused permission it would have just gone to court and the judge would have seen he's had no involvement and over-ruled him anyway!

    You don't need a solicitor. We went through the whole adoption process without one. We spoke to one initially as we thought we did need one and he spun us an absolute load of codswallop. Social services dealt with everything.

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