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Subject:  Re: OT: single parent dilemma Date:  4/18/2002  9:52 AM
Author:  pacman1062 Number:  123087 of 309665

Well, he's not on the Birth Cert (it says "no father named") so I don't think he HAS rights.


I don't know how different states work, but, apparently in PA that is not the case. My DW had a son in 1991 the result of a short term fling. Long before we were married, so don't get the wrong idea. Anywho, she listed "NO FATHER NAMED" on the birth certificate. Fast forward 10 years, we are married 2+ years and have not had the cash to go for an adoption. Her aunt works for an Accounting office and one of the partners has just gotten his law degree. He offered to do the adoption for just 'costs' for her so this will be a gift to us. Now, we find out that "unknown" (the new term in PA for 'No Father Named')is not good enough. We had to come up with his name so they can contact him to sign off his rights. Well, we know his name, but, have no addy or phone number for him. What a P.I.T.A. this is turning into!