My husband has been in his life since he was 6 months old. My son only knows him as his dad and I don’t know if this would be adoption or a VAOP. My son is now 2 almost 3 and we want his name from his birth name (my pre married name) to our name.
Daughter in July of 2021. He has not had contact since, and my daughter has attended therapy and has shown act of ptsd/trauma. She is just under 3. Can I have his rights terminated and/or have her adopted by my now fiancé? Thanks!
You can certainly take this matter to court and ask for sole custody. Terminating his rights against his wishes will be very difficult and typically not done unless a person goes to prison or they are extremely dangerous.
The father has been incarcerated before and found in contempt of court, doesn’t pay child support etc. We were recently married, currently live in TX but court hearing was in Georgia, she wants me to adopt but the biological father (her ex husband) will likely not want me to be able to adopt.... Read more »
If you are a grandparent it is a simple form for grandparent power of attorney signed by the mother that you file in your county's juvenile court. If you are not a grandparent then you need to file an application for guardianship with consent of the mother in your county's probate court.
Child was placed in CPS care at birth. Biological father’s rights were taken by court. Biological mother voluntarily signed them away. I adopted the child, who is biologically my nephew. Mom is now stable and able to care for child. This is in Texas.
This is a multi-layered question that poses more questions; which could result in different legal answers depending on how the questions are answered. I would strongly suggest you seek legal counsel to get a more accurate answer to your question.
It's difficult to answer the question based on the information in the post - Admiralty/Maritime is included as a category, and it would be good to have an attorney with insight into maritime law if the matter involves vessels or activities on navigable waters. But there are other categories as...Read more »
The Supreme Court held that a state may not deny married same-sex parents the same right as opposite-sex parents to be listed on child’s birth certificate, see Pavan v. Smith, 2017, 137 S.Ct. 2075, 198 L.Ed.2d 636.
We will definitely need more information on your matter.
My ex hasn't physically seen our son in over 2 years, and is nearing the 6 months mark of not even talking to him. He called me the other day and said that he would sign away his rights so that my current fiance could adopt our son.
I have no idea what paperwork needs to be filled... Read more »
It is not a matter of simply signing over one's rights. You and your fiance will need to first be married prior to his ability to adopt. Then, there would be a need for both of you to cooperate with a custody study with an adoption agency. Once that is completed, you would need to file a...Read more »
I am the primary custodial guardian for my almost six year old grandson who I have had since he was one week old. My daughter has supervised visitation two hours twice a month. His biological father is a joint guardian with very limited visitation rights. I am wanting to adopt my grandson and not... Read more »
You could reach out to a family law attorney in your area. Make sure that they specify that they handle adoptions (all family law attorneys do not handle adoptions). They can then provide information on how to proceed.
Hi, if the biological parents of the child have left the child with you for an extended period of time, you can petition the court for emergency protective custody on the basis that the child is dependent and neglected.
Since an adopted child still receives a childs portion of the estate of biological parents, I would send them notice in this matter as well. However, you can send it via certified mail and this is cost less than the sheriff/process server.
It sounds like the kids are already in the custody of the state in Michigan. That means you will have to work with their Child Protective Services office (CPS). Ask your daughter for the contact information for the assigned social worker and contact that person to let them know you are requesting...Read more »
The baby is a Safe Haven - Daniel's Law baby. The birth mothers name was on the birth certificate. The hospital made an error in placing the mothers name on the birth certificate. It's been a year and we are still waiting for a TPR and to adopt. Does the mother still have legal rights?... Read more »
Until the mother's parental rights are terminated, she remains the child's legal parent. If the child is placed with you by DSS, then DSS has custody of the child. However, in many situations, you do not have to wait for DSS to file a TPR action; instead, you could file a private action...Read more »
Fosters want to adopt 3siblings and stop all visitation. They are 9,7,7,6yrs old.. everything I read goes against cutting sibling ties, do I file contempt? Will the respondent be the foster agency or foster parents?
I have a 9 year old daughter that my boyfriend has been helping me raise since she was almost 2 years old. Her biological father hasn't really been present in her life for the past 4 years. He isn't on child support, he doesn't help provide for her, and rarely contacts her. Without... Read more »
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