Adoption Questions

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Virginia on Dec 14, 2010

Kenneth Mitchell Kaplan's answer
Yes, a Step-Parent Adoption is a very simple process which can be filed without the assistance of an attorney so long as you have the Consent and Answer and waiver of the parents.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Virginia on Feb 14, 2011

Kenneth Mitchell Kaplan's answer
The Petitionewrs and the minor child need to be present. If the Natural Parents signed an Answer and Waiver and Consent then their presence is not necessary.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Alabama on Dec 18, 2013

William E. Scully Jr.'s answer
Well, come on back to your 'Sweet Home Alabama.' It's a great place and it misses you! On a serious note, even though you don't live here, you will need come to an Alabama court to get the information you seek if the adoption happened ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Oklahoma on Dec 30, 2013

Howard Berkson's answer
Legal aid should be able to assist you unless you do not qualify for their services. If legal aid cannot help you, check with non-profit organizations that facilitate adoption such as Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City or Heritage Family Services in Tulsa.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Oklahoma on Sep 12, 2012

Howard Berkson's answer
You should consult with an adoption agency in Oklahoma or an attorney familiar with Oklahoma adoption law. We don't have enough information to be more specific.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Oklahoma on Jan 4, 2013

Howard Berkson's answer
You should talk to an adoption agency or an attorney familiar with Oklahoma's adoption procedures and requirements.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Oklahoma on Jun 27, 2013

Doak Willis's answer
No. There is no provision in the Oklahoma Statutes for a person who has been adopted to "unadopt" themselves. If your wanting merely to change your name, there are methods of so doing within the Statutes.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Jul 8, 2013

Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Adoption is extremely important to do right, and what you should do is save up to get this done. I think the filing fees are over $400, and a reasonable attorney's fee would hopefully be less than $1000, but it does depend upon where you are in the state.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Feb 17, 2013

Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You might be able to get help from your local legal aid society.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Apr 29, 2013

Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Get to an attorney who does adoptions. The process can be relatively easy and swift if both parents consent.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Feb 28, 2013

Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to get to an attorney to find out what can be done. It may be the adoption of an adult, which will be much easier, because the biological father's consent will not be required.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Mar 18, 2013

Robert Jason De Groot's answer
She needs the consent of the father in order to effect a step parent adoption. She needs to hire an attorney.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Illinois on Jan 3, 2013

Timothy J. Deffet's answer
Take a look at this list of pro bono clinics. http://www.ag.state.il.us/about/CHIC AGO%20AREA%20LEGAL%20SERVICE%20PROVI...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Utah on Dec 16, 2012

Jason F. Barnes's answer
The short answer to your question is no, you can represent yourself in any legal matter. However, the question you should have asked is, can an attorney help me find my birthparents if it was a closed adoption? The answer is, probably not.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Utah on Jul 18, 2012

Jason F. Barnes's answer
The question is very fact dependent. I suggest that you call my office so we can discuss this matter in detail. Because of the nature of the question, I will have to make sure that I do not have conflict of interest.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Utah on Sep 26, 2012

Jason F. Barnes's answer
Yes, unless the Court waives the requirement. See U.C.A. Section 78B-6-136.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Utah on Oct 20, 2012

Jason F. Barnes's answer
The answer to this question is highly dependent upon several facts. I am an adoption attorney. If your interested, you may contact me at my office and I would be happy to speak with you via a phone appointment. 801-546-3874.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Nov 5, 2012

Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Hindu adoption act? That is not part of the Florida Statutes as far as I know, and one can adopt two boys or two girls in Florida.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Sep 17, 2012

Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The only thing a lawyer can guarantee is that he or she will do their best to reach the desired goal. This can be accomplished. You just have to know how it is done and draft the right documentation.