Q: My cousin adopted her grandkids last yr. She can't care for them now. How can I go about adopting them?
My cousin adopted her 4 grandkids last year (all in elementary school). Due to some unforeseen reasons, she is no longer able to care for them. What steps do I need to take in order to adopt these kids? Their biological parents gave up their rights and my cousin adopted these children by going to court. Since she can no longer care for these children, besides getting a lawyer, what will I need to do to adopt them? Just wanted to know what steps I will need to take. Thank you.
A: The most involved step is that you need a social worker to produce a home study report. This can be done through most adoption agencies. This report is intended to demonstrate to the judge that you are financially, physically, psychologically, and legally able to adopt. With this report in hand, most of the rest of the work is done by the lawyer
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