To see my children. I haven't talked or seen them for a year. My daughter doesn't know me. She was only 10mosand my son is now 5yrs. PLEASE in Jesus Name, HELP me. I'm so sorry and ashamed of the hurt I have caused, over drugs. I want a chance to provide the love and life with me my... Read more »
You should, yes. File a motion for a graduated parenting schedule. As long as you remain clean and sober, there shouldn’t be a problem with you parenting the children, although you may have to jump through some proof hoops to prove your sobriety.
He’s 15. & he’s said his adopted parents were abusing him and they filed a runaway charge that I was unaware of. I was in contact with the social services the entire time. The cops showed up to arrest him and took him 2 days ago I’m concerned they’ll try to bring me up on charges and I... Read more »
I lost custody of my two children to CPS foster care earlier this year, and have recently discovered I am pregnant.. what are the chances I will get to keep this child? The living situation, and overall situation is completely different from before.
I'm being emotionally abused by my grandpa and I've been abused and abandoned by my parents I'm 16 and I just want to leave, my sister said she'd adopt me because she has a stable home and she's making good money she's 21, I've been abused my whole life and I just... Read more »
Right now I'm only allowed supervised visits with my kids by someone approved by dcbs, which has been my sister in law. I'm just not financially stable at the moment so if i let my sister in law adopt my kids, and she doesn't mind, with cerain rules for me to spend time with my kids... Read more »
I have permanent custody of a child who has 3 older siblings in foster care. Their foster parents are currently in the process to adopt the 3 siblings. If they get the parents rights terminated in their case, will i also have to get them terminated in my (adoption) case for the younger sibling, or... Read more »
If you have not been approved by the state as a foster parent, you will likely need to file a petition to adopt and a termination of parental rights as to the child in your custody. The birth parents may be willing to consent to avoid another involuntary termination. You should contact a Kentucky...Read more »
Than not since she was 1 1/2 old . Her mother lived with me off and on mostly not but most recently the last 4 + years with me doing all the care taking of my granddaughter because her mother wouldn't. She ( my daughter is mentally ill) and refuses to get help . Most recently in November 2019... Read more »
Unless the child has been with you for the past six months, you don’t have standing to file for custody. Alternatively, if or when she has been in your care or possession for at least six months, then you could be a de facto custodian and you would then have standing to bring an action for...Read more »
The lawyer was Raymond Kimble who has passed away. Both adopted parents are gone and is believed that both birth parents have passed as well. Fathers last name is smith or Johnson and mom would be a Williams. It was through Dr jo Bledso who has died as well. I have completed Genetic testing. I have... Read more »
It is very doubtful that the Court will allow you to terminate your parental Rights absent someone to adopt the child. In the unlikely event termination occurred, the dcbs case probably gets dismissed.
A family law lawyer in your jurisdiction can best answer this question. Sometimes it has been done here; however, generally, the Courts want to see a stable situation for the child to be adopted into. Again, each fact situation is different and yours are best described in private. Some lawyers...Read more »
Good morning, you need to hire an adoption attorney to petition the family court where you live to adopt and simultaneously terminate the parental rights of the birth parents. Based upon the information you’ve provided, it does not sound as if the birth father’s consent would be required...Read more »
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