Richmond Hill, NY asked in Adoption for New York

Q: which home should I do my adoption home study? how do I explain to my social work why my gf and her kids live in myhome?

i am a 42 yr old single male in Ny & live with my 52 year old girlfriend and her 2 adult kids in my new house which is in my name ,which i bought in may 2015.I did not switch my old mailing address,driver license however I do get utility bills in my name in my new home address. in 2008 after mate spanked her youngest son with a belt, she was arrested with a charge of child abuse. I know I cannot adopt a child if you have any adult who lives in the house who has child abuse record. 1)should I do my home study in my old address where my mother and bother live? 2)will social worker ask why I own house I do not live in? 3)I would like to go thru foster care but someone advised me not because foster care would figure out I am hiding my mate and suggested I go thru private agency adoption where I can choose my own social worker to do the home study and they might be more lenient. 4) any way I can do the social worker home study in my new home?

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • Family Law Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in New York

A: It's not clear whether you're asking advice on how to cheat the system, but if so that's a bad idea because you may be charged with a crime if you try to defraud the system. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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