A lawyer will draft a petition for the guardianship, which will need to be signed by you and your husband. Additionally, the child’s parents will either sign the Petition or a waiver. An Agreed Judgnent allowing the guardianship will be signed and then presented to the Judge for his/her...Read more »
I have had custody for 2 years. My sister is a drug user who was in a dangerous position and we got my Neice. My husband and I want to adopt her but do not know where to start? Do we need an attorney? She’s in agreement (at the moment). She’s had no physical contact with her in months. She goes... Read more »
Grandmother is already taking care of 5 children & can’t take care of an infant. She wants to find a good family to give full custody to. Can she do this without parents signing anything also? G’mother is in Louisiana and new family would possibly be in MS
CPS ended up giving him custody and she signed her parental rights over to him. A year later he asked me to watch him while he went to rehab. He ended up leaving it early but he let me continue to watch him. Almost a year after he came back the birth mom was incarcerated and he committed suicide... Read more »
If her parental rights were terminated, then she cannot come back and reclaim custody. The best thing you can do is to hire an attorney and petition the court for custody yourself. You do not say whether or not there are other family members available for the child. This, of course, may complicate...Read more »
The biological mother and her partner are both on the birth certificate and in the agreement signed by the sperm donor and the mother states that he would not pursue any rights and that the biological mother has the right to appoint whoever she wanted as the other parent of the child.
The first consideration for Chancery Court is the best interest of the child. The contract between the donor and the birth mother is only one piece of evidence to be considered. The donor may be able to contest the arrangement and seek visitation with the child. However, it will not be an easy...Read more »
Doubtfully. You will likely need to hire an attorney to file the necessary TPR paperwork and schedule a hearing so that the Court can ensure that the father is doing everything voluntarily and with full knowledge of what he is doing.
My rights were involuntarily terminated due to "abandonment". I wasn't properly notified, although they have my address and the mother lied and said she didn't know where I was. I have not seen my children in 7 years but she did ask over the years if I wanted to visit. I just didn't
Our children refer to her as "strange lady". She has been on method this entire time but shows back up every 6 months to a year and swears she has found God and is doing better. She only calls every 2 to 5 months to ask to see them but my husband won't let her because of her drug... Read more »
My step son was removed from his father 3 years ago when he was a fee days from full custody because his mom called and said she couldn't afford them being at her house. The biological mother had DHS take the kids in the first place. The child and father have a healthy relationship and was... Read more »
First and foremost, it is possible to reverse an adoption, but only in very particular circumstances. In other words, although it is possible, it is only done in very rare circumstances. Your best bet would be to contact a family law attorney to discuss the facts of the case, as well as the...Read more »
We want to adopt my 20 yr old niece, she is 31 weeks pregnant and the Dad is unknown. We intend on adopting the baby once he’s born too but cannot locate where to get the paperwork. We are stationed with the Navy in Meridian, MS and would appreciate any assistance you can offer.
Some of the stuff you can do on your own; however, depending on the judge, you may need to get an attorney involved to draft the paperwork and go before the judge. There is really not a lot of heavy lifting with adoptions, particularly in your case because 1) the niece is almost a legal adult, and...Read more »
It's possible to terminate parental rights; however, additional information is necessary, such as the age of the children now, whether any attempt has been made to contact him, etc. You should probably consult with an attorney to get additional information, and so that they can walk you...Read more »
wife and i were to adopt her biological grandaughter. she was getting an attorney to handle it pro bono. the day we met to sign papers i was under the impression i was about to adopt this little girl we had had in our posession since she was 3 weeks old. I was the one that wanted the child and... Read more »
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