Q: I need advice on adoption
We have had my neice since she has been 4 months old CSPS terminated the order and gave us full custody on 3/21/13 through juvenile court we would like to adopt no visitations from parents in 3 years no court order for visitations she will be 5 in September what do we need to do
A: It sounds like you have done everything right to this point. In order to adopt, you need to have legal custody for at least a year in most counties. I strongly recommend that you contact an attorney who practices juvenile/probate law in your county. The next steps will require that you file in Probate Court for the adoption. Be sure to have all of the orders, case managers, etc. from your Juvenile case readily available. You will need a certified birth certificate if you do not already have one. Depending on the parents' status, there are multiple avenues that you will have to satisfy with the Court. Best of luck to you!!!
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