Springfield, MO asked in Adoption and Family Law for Missouri

Q: Can Grandparents rights or visitations be attached to a Missouri adoption?

We have legal guardianship of our grandson. A visitation schedule for his maternal grandparents was attached by the court to the guardianship. His mother is deceased and his father has signed over parental rights to us. Could the court attach visitations or grandparents rights for the maternal grandparents to our adoption?

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Lydia Seifner
Lydia Seifner
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Springfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: It would be unlikely. Adoptions legally sever original blood ties, and set up new ones under the law. So if you adopt your grandson, legally he speaking he becomes your son. Talk to an attorney about your adoption options.

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