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My name is Clare
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Where is the child's mother?
You will need to apply to the Court for an Order giving you Parental Responsibility and a separate Child Arrangement Order stating that the Child lives with you just in case the mother does turn up.
You will need to make the application (for both on the same form) on a C100 available here
The total fee is £215.
At the first appointment the Court may decide that they wish to arrange for Service on the mother - if so then they will arrange it. However if they do then do not worry - no one will remove the child from your care.
Please ask if you need further details
Yes it falls under exemption 13.e
There will be no extra cost to you