Now my oldest son, His father has not been in the picture since he was around 6 months. My son is now 11. Never tried to have contact with him and even if I wanted to get hold of him I do not know where he would be now.
On his birth certificate his biological father is named as father. We have never gone to court to get anything legal for custody or what not because it has never really been a problem. Like I said he has been out of the picture for more then 10 years. We have also never asked for child support or anything.
Like 3 years ago we gave my son our last name. He wanted to have his fathers last name. The only father he knows. To have the name change you have to show proof that you have looked for the father to get permission and we did. They gave us the name change with no problem.
Now when applying for the passport we had no bio father to sign and had to fill out the Form DS-3053 and the "STATEMENT OF SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES" There we explained everything that I just told you had it notarized and sent it off.
Today I received a letter asking for my marriage certificate as proof of my name change for my son's passport.
So I went ahead and sent that out to.
Have any of you had an experience with a child that does not have Bio father in the picture but do not have court order for sole custody?
What was your experience like and what should I expect?