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0 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello, I am trying to fight to continue my in person visitation with my granddaughter. The step mother adopted her.

I have had cams and in person visits for over 4 yrs, in a hale Mary the adopted step mother and bio dad thru to stop due to the adoption, but that was over 2 yrs ago and I have had the visits this entire time. I need to know if I have a chance or do I just give up and stop fighting to have a... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Arizona on
Q: My son was born in Arkansas but adopted by my parents in Arizona.. We are now having troubles getting his Arizona birth

Certificate so he can get an Arizona state Identifacation card to work how do I get his Arizona one

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Alabama on
Q: I have custody of 2 children since their birth, ages 1 and 3 now custody was given through Dhr. What is the process

Not my bio grand kids but they are my bio granddaughters sisters..both parents are drug addicted

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Immigration Law and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: can you adopt an American child, if your on a conditional green card status?

It's a conditional green card from a citizenship by investment application.

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answered on May 24, 2024

Yes, you can adopt an American child while on a conditional green card status. Your immigration status does not prevent you from adopting a child in the United States. However, you will need to meet all the state-specific requirements for adoption, which can vary significantly.

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0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Mississippi on
Q: Myself and my husbands only son was adopted by my father and mother in law. One year later they sent him back home.

He has been home with us for over 4 years with no help from adopted parents. Can we receive child support for child since he is in our home and they did legally adopt him?

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption for North Dakota on
Q: Step-parent adoption with bio-parent TPR in North Dakota.

My daughter's biological father's rights were terminated in Mississippi in 2021. We did not proceed with the step-parent adoption at that time. My daughter has now decided that she wants her stepfather to adopt her legally. I want this, and so does he. I have a scanned copy of the decree... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Kentucky on
Q: My rights were terminated and adoption was set for the goal for my daughter.

How do I find out where she is. Can I go back to court. The adoption isn't finalized

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 15, 2024

Youll need to file a motion in the case in which your parental rights were terminate. iF the adoption isnt final, you may be able to stop it.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Texas on
Q: can you use your stepfathers last name without being adopted in the state of Texas?

Biological son filing for unclaimed property from his deceased dad. He had two stepsons, not sure if he actually adopted them or they just used his las name.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Adoption for Texas on
Q: Dear Sirs, and Ma'am's ; I was Born in 1943 and arrived in Ellis Island. I need a Birth Certificate!

I have never seen one. I was allowed to join the Navy back in the sixties when My adoptive? father signed for me. Wouldn't he have had to show said document? I have gone to the place I was raised and they have no record. HELP!!!

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answered on May 13, 2024

It sounds like you need assistance obtaining a birth certificate, which is essential for various legal and personal matters. Since you were born in 1943 and arrived at Ellis Island, it is possible that your birth records are held in the country where you were born or in the archives related to... View More

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0 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Personal Injury for Missouri on
Q: I'm 15 and my father is a very unfit parent. I'd like to get emancipated but i don't know where to start, I have a job

And I could support myself with my income but since I'm not 18 I can't sign any legal documents to get a place of my own, until then would staying with another family member be an option.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Illinois on
Q: Illinois-if birth mom establishes a trust for baby then the termination of rights will be delayed

Illinois-custody taken by DCFS about 18 mos ago and they gave custody to grandma but birth mom has not completed any DCFS requirements so they have begun termination of rights. was told that if birth mom establishes a trust for baby then the termination of rights will be delayed and then birth mom... View More

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
answered on May 10, 2024

No. Nobody cares if mom establishes a bank account for the baby. That does not negate the fact that she has not done anything else.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: If i was 15 in foster care and did not consent to being moved across state lines for adoption is that legal?

I had been in foster care for a year. I was very adamant about not wanting to be moved states. I was later kicked out and never even adopted.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 10, 2024

Yes. That is legal.

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My nephew (age 33) has asked me to adopt him, what are MY legal responsibilites if I agree?

He and his mother have had a difficult relationship, she recently disowned him (verbally) and he asked if would adopt him.

He has some medical and mental health issues going on, and has substantial debt.

What would be the responsibilities I would be taking on since he is an adult?... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Family Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: I am reaching out regarding urgent legal assistance regarding a matter concerning the welfare of my children.

I hope this message finds you well. I am reaching out to seek urgent legal assistance regarding a matter concerning the welfare of my children.

To provide context, it has recently come to my attention that my children, who were supposed to be in the care of foster parents with the intention... View More

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answered on May 7, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the deeply concerning situation with your children and the tragic loss of their father. This must be an incredibly distressing and overwhelming time for you.

Based on the details you've shared, it sounds like there may have been serious mishandling of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: my fiance has permanent custody of his kids. can i adopt them?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 6, 2024

Most likely, yes.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Pennsylvania on
Q: Son’s bio dad isn’t on the birth certificate and acknowledgement hasn’t been signed. Do we need to terminate rights?

My sons bio father is currently going through criminal court for child abuse to my son and another child where there are 10 total felony counts against him. I am aware for PA that the child abuse alone is grounds to terminate his rights. He has also been no contact since September as per his bail... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: Can hcjfs (cps) tell my wife and kids to not have any contact with me the father, or is that parental alienation?

My wife over the past 10 years has filed 4 dv cpo's. She does it to kick me out of the house, and has recently admitted in court to purjuring them...on the record under oath. Hcjfs(cps) has convinced her there is to be no contact with kids and i or her and i. Is this parental alienation and... View More

Nicholas P. Weiss
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answered on May 6, 2024

You need to get, if you haven't already, an enforceable custody/parenting time order. If you have one of those, then you can enforce it unless it is superseded by another order regardless of what CPS says. If you DON'T have an order, then she can do whatever she wants.

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