Asked in Adoption for Mississippi

Q: i was supposed to be adopting with my wife she says after signing i only signed a consent for her to adopt is that legal

wife and i were to adopt her biological grandaughter. she was getting an attorney to handle it pro bono. the day we met to sign papers i was under the impression i was about to adopt this little girl we had had in our posession since she was 3 weeks old. I was the one that wanted the child and pressed for adoption.Just prior to going before the judge to signs papers i was told i couldnt adopt by her because we hadnt been married long enough so she forced me to sign by threat of DHS or Biological parents coming to take child if I didnt allow her to adopt right then. She said in 6 months I would be put on adoption. In 6 months we were having marital

problems because of her and she refused to put me on the adoption. Was it legal as husband and wife for me to sign a consent form or something just for her to be the adoptive parent. I believe she was only using me and when timing was right she planned to divorce me. But I had the child from 3 wks to 2 1/2 years old I WANT MY DAUGHTER.

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Deltona, FL

A: Probably. Go see an attorney about this.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.