answered on Jan 8, 2023
An Alaska attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a starting point, here is a link to the Alaska Bar Association page - Pro Bono Legal Service Providers
This is not an... Read more »
The mother was deemed an unfit parent and parental rights were terminated by OCS. Grandmother adopted the two of the children who now live with her. The mother was allowed 2 days of visitation a week but it had to be supervised my grandmother. The mother has been living with her mother for the past... Read more »
answered on Dec 27, 2022
As the adoptive parent, the grandmother has the legal right to make all decisions for the child, including who is around the child. So the unfit bio mother being there is not in itself a problem. However, like all parents, the grandmother could lose her parental rights just like the mother did.... Read more »
Her wish is to have the kids placed with me and her step-father! What steps would we need to do to make this happen?
answered on Dec 3, 2021
It sounds like the kids are already in the custody of the state in Michigan. That means you will have to work with their Child Protective Services office (CPS). Ask your daughter for the contact information for the assigned social worker and contact that person to let them know you are requesting... Read more »
My children were taken by ocs in alaska and placed in foster care with non relatives because my entire family lives out of state they have filed termination and trial just occurred for termination judge is waiting for the closing arguements. My brother and father in Arizona want to adopt my... Read more »
answered on Nov 12, 2020
Yes, your relatives can do two things. They can intervene in the CINA case to contest OCS's placement decision, and they can file an adoption petition, which would probably be assigned to the same judge handling the CINA case. They should have legal assistance for that, as there is lots of... Read more »
Can we get visitations established or does she have the right to basically turn us away. She lied to us and agreed we would be apart of her life but only let's us see her 1 time every 2 months
answered on Apr 10, 2018
Your rights depend on the paperwork you signed. If you agreed to a guardianship then the visitation provisions in the order can be enforced, or if there are no specifics, then visitation can be reviewed by the court at your request, and visitation provisions can be added. If you signed a... Read more »
I want to know how can I keep her with me permanently. She doesn’t like going over to the other persons house. She fights me because she hates it there. I just need help. The adoptive parent has never given me a dime for this child.
answered on Dec 17, 2017
The only permanent solution to this problem is adoption. That is something you would probably need legal help with, particularly if the legal parents are't cooperative. It is possible to do an adoption even if the legal parents aren't on board, but it might require a trial, which can... Read more »
Will this be enough to prove that he is my father?
answered on Oct 24, 2017
Probably not. If he had signed it, it might be regarded as an admission, but of course dead people don't sign their own death certificates. Is there any of your father's DNA available?
We have had a child for 3 years since she came out of the NICU at 41 days. She was born addicted to heroin. Her mother has only seen her three times in almost three years. They have 15 months to show improvement. No relatives were found in Alaska to take her and out of the blue one shows up a great... Read more »
answered on May 31, 2017
You should first do everything you can to work things out with the social worker. If possible, you should try to get the guardian ad litem to advocate in your favor. If you have no luck with the social worker, go up the chain to his/her supervisor, and on up. OCS has broad discretion to make... Read more »
My mom and I take care of my sisters children who have been placed with us for a while now under her foster care license. Someone told me that if a parent has had their rights terminated, that they can not adopt a child. I was just wondering if this is true.
answered on Apr 20, 2017
No. The court would look into the reason for the TPR, but it would be a case-by-case determination.
I'm 17, I don't want the baby's dad to meet her or have anything to do with her because I'm going through this alone. I don't want him on the birth certificate and I'm not asking him for child support.
answered on Oct 6, 2015
For a child to be adopted in Alaska (as well as in most other states), you have to make reasonable efforts to give him notice of the adoption proceeding. Since you know who he is, your mother would have to serve him with process. This doesn't mean that he can successfully object, but he has... Read more »
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