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How to adopt an illegitimate child? Need Help please!

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Arresto Menor
Hi, I'm new here in your forum.

I'm 26 y/o and just got married last July 21, 2013. I'm a single parent since I'm 21 and I had no communication with her biological father and even in birth certificate nor baptismal I haven't included her father's name.

Now my hubby wants to adopt my daughter since she's already 5 years old and will be schooling soon.

Where to start and what are the process in adopting my daughter.

Please revert soonest and your help is greatly appreciated.

More power!

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Arresto Menor
Art. 185. Husband and wife must jointly adopt, except in the following cases:
(1) When one spouse seeks to adopt his own illegitimate child; or
(2) When one spouse seeks to adopt the legitimate child of the other.

(a) When one spouse seeks to adopt her own illegitimate child.

EXAMPLE: A husband is married to a girl who has an ILLEGITIMATE child. If the wife wants to adopt said child, must here husband also adopt the child?

Answer: NO, because the child is illegitimate. Of course, if the husband wants to do so, he may join in the adoption.

Book 1 of the Civil Code by Justice Edgardo Paras(deceased).

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