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skmmeyer3
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My husband adopted both my kids, will I check the option when it asks if the child is adopted? I am not sure because my kids have always lived with me.

 
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DoninGA
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My husband adopted both my kids, will I check the option when it asks if the child is adopted? I am not sure because my kids have always lived with me.

You select that they are your children when filing as Married Filing Jointly and do not select being adopted.

skmmeyer3
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My husband adopted both my kids, will I check the option when it asks if the child is adopted? I am not sure because my kids have always lived with me.

Wouldn't I want to select that my u
Husband and I are both legal parents since he adopted them? I just want to make sure I am doing this correctly. He adopted them in April of 2016
DoninGA
Level 15

My husband adopted both my kids, will I check the option when it asks if the child is adopted? I am not sure because my kids have always lived with me.

His adoption of your children is not a factor when claiming the children as dependents.  They are your biological children and there is no need to indicate that there was an adoption when claiming them as dependents.  Filing jointly they are both yours and your husbands children.
skmmeyer3
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My husband adopted both my kids, will I check the option when it asks if the child is adopted? I am not sure because my kids have always lived with me.

Thank you. So to clarify, when it asked who the legal parent is, would i put just me or my husband and I?
skmmeyer3
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My husband adopted both my kids, will I check the option when it asks if the child is adopted? I am not sure because my kids have always lived with me.

Also, it is saying there is duplicated SSN listed. Is this because no changed my kids last name ? There SSN cards have their last names updated. How can I correct this
DoninGA
Level 15

My husband adopted both my kids, will I check the option when it asks if the child is adopted? I am not sure because my kids have always lived with me.

Both.  You and your husband.
DoninGA
Level 15

My husband adopted both my kids, will I check the option when it asks if the child is adopted? I am not sure because my kids have always lived with me.

You enter the names as shown on the current Social Security cards for the children, you and for your husband along with the Social Security numbers shown on the cards.
If the program is giving you an error for someone claimed as a dependent on your tax return and the information entered is correct, the go ahead and delete that dependent and then re-enter them again.
skmmeyer3
New Member

My husband adopted both my kids, will I check the option when it asks if the child is adopted? I am not sure because my kids have always lived with me.

Thank you so much. I will try that
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