My mother has had my daughter since she was 9 days old. She wants to adopt and I agree with it. Our family has a good close bond and we agree that it is best for the child. My mother also want to waive any child support or arrearages that I may have and waive any financial or any other... Read more »
You need a competent attorney to prosecute the Adoption action. It is not simple, and most importantly, both your's and the Father's rights in the Child must be Terminated. The Chancellor may wish to appoint a Guardian Ad Litem. It is much easier if the Father agrees to give up his...Read more »
I am 25 now and this couple have raised me since I was 3 weeks old when my mother handed me to them. At 3 years she took me back and it was hell. At 11 my birth mother signed me over to them. This couple asked then if I wanted them to adopt me. I said no. Now that I am older I want to go through... Read more »
Adoption can be very complicated. Hire a competent attorney to represent all interested parties, which makes it easier and cheaper. If the Adoption is messed up, you will know it when you try to inherit from your Parents.
her mother just got out of jail, she sent her harassing messages about 6 months ago that I just found out about and now she is contacting her again, this time being all sweet and loving, I know it's because she wants something from her, but my daughter doesn't understand this, my daughter... Read more »
If there was an adoption, the biological mothers rights were terminated. It can be a criminal offense ( only a misdemeanor, however) to violate a "contact veto" see TCA sec. 36-1-132. Consult your adoption lawyer and local law enforcement personnel for more specific advice on your situation.
Under Tennessee law, if there is no support or meaningful visitation for 4 months, parental rights can be terminated because of abandonment. I strongly suggest your consult an experienced adoption lawyer, and perhaps get married to your fiancé.'
This child is my blood relative and was placed with us for permanent placement. She has been suddenly placed back with bio parents on 2 occasions after PTR has been filed. She is only 3. She has moved homes 5 times. The caseworker has not made 1 choice in the best interest of this child. The last... Read more »
There may be actions you can take to get children properly placed, but it appears you need an experienced attorney at this point. "Suing" the state should not be at the top of your list. It is difficult for everyone when the state finds it necessary to remove children from their parents....Read more »
Am i still his first born legal heir? He has since remarried and has no biological children of his own so does the adoption make me his legal heir? He is not in good health and he hasn't had any contact with me in 10 years . Am I entitled to anything he has or will I need to contest his will... Read more »
You may or may not have grounds to challenge the will. You would be his heir if he had no will, but it is his choice to leave you out of his will if he wishes. You should consult a probate attorney to help you review your options.
My ex (also mother of my child) had a son before we got together. His biological father has never been in the picture, but is on birth certificate. Can I ever give him my last name or get rights of some sort for him? He doesn’t understand why my daughter and wife (not his mom) can have my name... Read more »
My children have been in foster care in TN for 2 years now the case is going in front of the appeals court as we speak. I have not seen them since April of last year. DCS is now going for child support I have a 1 year old at home and I'm 34 weeks pregnant I only make 10.80 which comes to 420 a... Read more »
The child support guidelines take into account the amount of money you make and the number of other children in your care. Theoretically, that will leave you enough to care for the other children, but it will be difficult. You should talk to your lawyer to see if they can run the child support...Read more »
You will still need to terminate the father's parental rights in order to adopt or he may surrender them voluntarily. You should consult an attorney to help you with the adoption to make sure it is done correctly.
The father does not care that it hurts our child's feelings and does not have any appropriate reason to wait so long to see him. The court orders say he has the right to visit at least 4 hours every week. No phone calls or messages from him about the well-being of our child, only messages... Read more »
It could be enough to terminate the father's rights, but I would not do so until you are married so that your husband can adopt. You should consult an attorney though to look at all the facts and decide on your best legal options.
You should consult an attorney. If you decide that you want the baby to be raised by the father, then the father can still seek child support from you. He will need to petition the court for custody if you are not married.
You will need to terminate the father's rights or have him voluntarily surrender them. Then, if you are married, you can do a step-parent adoption. You should consult an attorney to help you to make sure this is done the right way.
He hasn't seen them or spoke to them in 7 years. They are 12 & 13. And tbey both want my last name. I am married again been with him for 10 years. We have a son. He doesn't pay support and he is $30,000 behind. He refuses to pay. Has never been given or even asked for visitAtion.... Read more »
You should contact an attorney to discuss doing a step-parent adoption. They are very common. Based on these facts, it appears you have grounds to terminate the father's parental rights or he may agree to the adoption.
Hello, I have a question about terminating parental rights. About 2 years ago I got a divorce in Shelby county. We had a parenting plan and all, well the ex husband has completely abandoned our child. I've remarried and have another child in my home. The dad has bluntly said he won't help... Read more »
It sounds like you have grounds to terminate the rights of the father. Step-parent adoptions are very common. You should consult an attorney to help you do the process. It sounds like the father may even want to voluntarily surrender his rights. Best of luck!
This is NOT something you can do on your own, you really need to consult an experienced adoption lawyer immediately. BOTH the mothers' and the fathers' parental rights will have to be terminated, and that can be done voluntarily ( assuming they will cooperate and sign) or it can be done...Read more »
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