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Originally Posted by stressedstepmom
First thing's first. Get the ex to sign his rights away to you. Don't wait until you can afford the adoption process or he could change his mind or someone could change his mind for him.
My friend had her child's father's rights revoked several years ago. It wasn't until a couple of months ago that her current husband adopted her child.
I thought it was a bit wierd that even though she had sole custody of this child and the father signed his rights away at least 5 years ago, that she had to get permission from the state to allow her husband to adopt her child.
It seemed more difficult than a private adoption.
Get the ex's rights signed away asap. That's your largest obstacle. Larger than money.