Q: Will it be easy to have my husband adopt my kids?
I have 3 kids from 2 different father's. My teenage daughters are from a dad who doesn't pay child support and lives in Kansas. He has not had any communication with them for 5 years since he got remarried. And my son who is 8, his father is incarcerated. Does my situation require a lawyer, or could my husband and I do this ourselves since my kids father's have never and make no effort to be there?
A: There are a lot of hoops you have to jump through with adoption and need the right paperwork. You first have to terminate the rights of the father and then you have to go through the procedure and requirements necessary to qualify for an adoption.
You can represent yourself in any court matter, the question is, do you know what you are doing? Adoption law is very complex, and this will be especially true for the facts you have provided. We offer free consultations and I suggest that you contact our office to at least get the details as they relate to your specific facts.
Jason F. Barnes, The Adoption Law Firm.
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