i have a 7 year old child, who has never seen her father. we use to live in the state of NJ and the father did sign his rights away. the paper says he has no say in what i feel is best for my child, he does not pay support in fact i have never asked him too. i am now married and live in NC my husband wants to adopt my child, the tricky part is does the adoption fall under NC law now since we live here or does it fall under NJ law.
i really need some advice on this one, we wanna do this without cause any mental stress on my child, oh yeah and my child has been asking to have her named changed to ours, and she loves her step father and he is all she has known as a father... would she also be able to tell a judge what she wants?