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Does she have contact with her biological father?
OK. So, obviously biological parents have PR.
Currently a step-parent can acquire Parental Responsibility for a child in very specific circumstances, including:
If her biological dad is having contact still, it will be more difficult to make the case for this though.
OK, so this is the further information you need:
How to Get Responsibility Agreement as a Step-Parent
There are two criteria to obtaining Parental Responsibility by agreement:
Firstly you must be married to the biological parent with whom the child lives.
Secondly you must have the signed consent of every person with Parental Responsibility for the child. This means that if the other parent of the child is living and has Parental Responsibility, he/she must agree to you acquiring Parental Responsibility and must co-operate in the agreement being approved by the Court.
You must also be able to provide your marriage certificate showing you are married to the child’s parent. The child’s parent must provide the child’s full birth certificate, and where there is another parent with Parental Responsibility, proof that they have Parental Responsibility must be provided. All parties to the agreement must provide photographic evidence of identity, for example a passport or driving licence.