My boyfriend wants to legally adopt my daughter.

 My boyfriend wants to legally adopt my daughter.  Do we have to be married?  The non-custodial parent is willing to give up their rights, to keep trying to research, but I get mixed responses.  A website where lawyers answer questions had one lawyer say yes and another no both in Louisiana.  It would be silly if we were to get married because a single person can legally adopt under the Louisiana foster system so I don't see why I would need to be married for my boyfriend to adopt my  own child.
Contact the family or probate court in your jurisdiction and see of you can file a petition for step parent adoption. If you can't afford the court filing fee, ask for a Fee Waiver. 

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