Adoption Questions & Answers by State

Adoption Questions & Answers

Q: Im 21 of age, i haven't spoken to my real parent for years and i was wondering if i can get adopted by my friend.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Ohio on Feb 13, 2015

Answered on Feb 13, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
Perhaps. Read this: https://www.ohiobar.org/ForPublic/Resources/LawYouCanUse/Pages/LawYouCanUse-475.aspx

The court will want to know that a parent-child like relationship between you and the person adopting you existed while you were a minor. This may be difficult to show, given that he is only two years older than you. You can always change your name.

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Q: What steps do I take to adopt my husbands baby in Ohio? Her mother passed away when she was 2 mo old.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Ohio on Feb 7, 2015

Answered on Feb 8, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
https://www.ohiobar.org/forpublic/resources/lawyoucanuse/pages/lawyoucanuse-204.aspx

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Q: Can I get a child back in my custody that's been adopted

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Ohio on Feb 6, 2015

Answered on Feb 8, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
Probably not. If the adoption has been finalized and there was no fraud or duress involved and the adoptive parents have a stable, safe home environment, there is little chance of having the child returned to your custody unless they agree to do so.

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Q: Our 16 yr old adopted daughter wants to be un-adopted. Can this be done in RI ?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Rhode Island on Jan 1, 2015

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
UN-adopted children become wards of the state and are likely to end up in the custody of DCYF. This may not be the optimal situation and the Judges in the family court are not generally inclined to leave a child "parent-less" excepting some extreme situations. Meet with A family Court attorney fluent in adoptions and discuss possible alternatives.

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Q: How long is notarized consent good for before you must file for adoption in Ohio

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Ohio on Dec 28, 2014

Answered on Dec 30, 2014

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Matthew Williams' answer
There is no specific time limit. However, consent can be withdrawn under certain circumstances.

3107.084 Withdrawing consent.

(A) A consent to adoption is irrevocable and cannot be withdrawn after the entry of an interlocutory order or after the entry of a final decree of adoption when no interlocutory order has been entered. The consent of a minor is not voidable by reason of the minor's age.

(B) A consent to adoption may be withdrawn prior to the entry of an...

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Q: If i am my little cousin legal guardian and she's 17 how can i adopt her to help her out because she's not from the u.s

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Dec 25, 2014

Answered on Dec 26, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
See an adoption attorney as well as an immigration attorney about this.

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Q: I was adopted 36yrs ago in a Miami-Dade Court. I want to get my records. How do I do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Nov 6, 2013

Answered on Dec 16, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The best thing to do is go to a local attorney regarding this matter.

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Q: I was duped by my husbands daughter to adopt her as an adult - I found out it was to get back at her birth mother

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on May 28, 2014

Answered on Dec 16, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Probably not, but since she is an adult, you are not responsible for her. You might want to make sure that you have a will and that this person inherits nothing from you.

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Q: Im currently living in florida. There is a young lady who is giving me her baby to raise,she lives in georgia. What type

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Jul 15, 2014

Answered on Dec 16, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Either a formal guardianship, for which you will need an attorney, or an adoption, for which you will also need an attorney.

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Q: Is there any way to contest the adoption of your child in Florida if I don't file on time?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Jul 22, 2014

Answered on Dec 16, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You gave no facts, just a question. The facts are very important and asking questions without giving enough facts is like telling you to make meatloaf without the meat.

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Q: I'm 18 my soon to be husband is 21 I'm fresh out of high school is it possible to adopt

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Aug 24, 2014

Answered on Dec 16, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I am not sure what you are asking. Adopt who?

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Q: My daughter has signed all necessary papers for us to adopt our granddaughter. .Can she just come and take her from us?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Aug 26, 2014

Answered on Dec 16, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Well, has the adoption been filed yet? She signed a consent, right? You need to get the adoption finalized as soon as possible. More facts are needed to advise you accordingly.

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Q: How much does an uncontested adoption in Florida cost, even when you already have legal custody of a child??

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Sep 29, 2014

Answered on Dec 16, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It depends upon the attorney you hire as to how much the attorney's fee is. The filing fee is a bit over $300. A reasonable attorney's fee would be 750 to 1500 perhaps.

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Q: If I Am 20Years old and live in florida and I want to adopt a child in Missouri how would I go about it.Laws Differ

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Oct 24, 2014

Answered on Dec 16, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Contact an adoption attorney in that state, in the area where the child is located.

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Q: a 15yearold lives with her mom and wants to be adopted by a adult friend who us willing to adopt herwhat needs to b done

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Georgia on Nov 22, 2014

Answered on Nov 24, 2014

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Adoption in GA is a very complicated situation and may or may not be the proper remedy in this type of situation. The answer to your question depends upon many factors such as who has custody of the 15 year old, what type of situation is going on in the mother's home (is the mother an unfit parent or does the daughter just not like the rules, etc.) so you should consult with an attorney in GA who handles both adoptions and domestic issues to find out the best way to proceed in this situation.

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Q: how much does an uncontested step parent adoption cost? biological dad will go along with it

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Oct 2, 2014

Answered on Nov 11, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It depends upon what the attorney will charge. Each is different.

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Q: Is there a statute of limitations on adult adoptions?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on Oct 24, 2014

Answered on Nov 11, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No, the step brother has no standing to contest a case which is 10 years old.

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