Adoption Questions & Answers

Q: My nephew is under the care of his great grandparents. I want to petition for custody

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Virginia on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Sharon R. Moss' answer
As a relative you have standing to file a petition for custody in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court in the county where the child lives. The court will make a custody determination based on the best interests of the child. Speak to an attorney for more specific advise on your situation.

Q: Even though I don't have proof that my dog was mine, all I got is pictures of him that I took wen he was smaller.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Criminal Law, Family Law and Adoption for California on
Answered on Oct 21, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

how long ago was he adopted.

how do you prove THIS DOG was yours.

how did you lose him? When did you lose him? how did you find out he was adopted?

Q: Do parents ever put one twin up for adoption? I can't afford two kids right now and I don't know what to do.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on
Answered on Oct 18, 2018
Deborah Annette Carroll's answer
It is encouraged to keep siblings together, especially twins. However, there isn't a statue that says it is prohibited. If you would like more information regarding community resources and/or adoption, please give me a call.

Q: My now ex husband(which adopted our daughter as a step parent adoption)is wanting to sign over his rights to her.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 18, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
Courts are not generally in favor of undoing adoptions. You should speak with an attorney to discuss your options of moving forward to terminate his relationship with the child.

Q: My now ex husband(which adopted our daughter as a step parent adoption)is wanting to sign over his rights to her.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
What about you taking the rights? There are facts to your case that we would need to review in order to provide a thorough response. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Q: Would I be able to bring my biological mother to the U.S. if I get a citizenship status through adoption?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Immigration Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
Unfortunately, no. The legal bonds between you and your bio mom were broken when your aunt adopted you.

Q: I'm an unwed pregnant woman who is thinking of giving my baby up for adoption.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 12, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
1. If you sign a consent for adoption BEFORE the child is born, you have 72 hours after the birth of the child to change your mind and revoke your consent to the adoption.

2. AFTER the child is born you cannot sign a consent or surrender for adoption until at least 72 hours have passed.

3. AFTER the birth of the child, if 72 hours pass before you sign a consent or surrender for adoption it is irrevocable.

Q: What papers are needed for a dad to relinquish care of his 16 year old to a friend of the family, in Alabama

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 10, 2018
Kristine Jones' answer
Could be adoption or guardianship. You should seek out a family law attorney in your area who can discuss your specific situation and give you complete advice on which option is best for you and the child. Best of luck!

Q: Can an adoption be stopped or reversed due to being coaxed into doing it?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You should hire a local lawyer to go in and ask the court to set aside the adoption. After it becomes final it may be too late.

Q: As a birth mom how often can I request money for food expenses

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 5, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
I'm afraid I don't understand your question. Is your child born, and another Virginia couple is adopting your child? Are you in the middle of adoption proceedings either here in Pennsylvania, or in Virginia?

I suggest you contact whoever is brokering the adoption, and pose your question there. Alternately, if the child is born and still lives with you (and you otherwise qualify), you could file for food stamps or cash assistance for both you and your child now in Pennsylvania. Best...

Q: if parents have given up custodial rights to a distant family member but not parental rights can 1 get it back

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 5, 2018
Shane Michael Oncale's answer
Yes. If parental rights have not been terminated the parents can always come back and petition the court for a return of custody. It can be a long and difficult process but it is possible. Grandparents can get rights to visitation under a vary narrow set of circumstances exist and may be considered for placement over "distant family members" depending on the circumstance and the stage you are in the case. You should definitely seek the advice and counsel of someone experienced in Family and...

Q: I want to reverse an adoption in LA CA in 2002 I am 23 now. I want to petition to get my OG birth cert. for military PIP

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Military Law for California on
Answered on Sep 30, 2018
Tobie Brina Waxman's answer
Were you adopted by a u.s. citizen? I'm not sure I understand what it is that you are trying to accomplish.

Q: My daughter is pregnant and has been sentenced to prison. Can she sign over her rights for adoption?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Criminal Law and Family Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 26, 2018
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer
A"surrender " cannot be executed until after the child is born. Additionally, there are special procedures for individuals who are incarcerated. I strongly suggest you consult an experienced adoption lawyer.

Q: What's the legal difference between child-trafficking and private adoption agencies?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 25, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
Private adoption agencies operate within the law and have the best interest of the child in mind. Child traffickers do not operate within the law and most assuredly do not have the best interest of the child in mind.

Q: Family court judge took my daughter and her husband's child away from them and gave full custody of her to me.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
It depends on what kind of contact they've had or if they've paid support. Contact an attorney to discuss this in more detail.

Q: My friend is pregnant and wants to give me custody of the baby when she is born. How does she go about doing this in Ga?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
She cannot just give you custody of the baby. There is a father and he is entitled to notice and due process. You need to consult an attorney to help you.

Q: If ex wife had custody but the children were taken by DSS, can the father then file for custody of them?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Divorce for South Carolina on
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
The relevant court may ask you as to why you did not seek custody (full or partial) at time when they decided in favour of mother? Reasons as to how DSS has taken away children from your ex-wife? Would children agree to your custody?

Q: How do I prepare for a 36626 appropriately.?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
Louis George Fazzi's answer
This is an inappropriate question for California attorneys if you are in Washington state. We cannot assist you with Washington state law.

Q: Me and my mother have agreed that she adopt my 13 year old daughter in tennessee. What is the process if we both agree?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
You need a competent attorney to prosecute the Adoption action. It is not simple, and most importantly, both your's and the Father's rights in the Child must be Terminated. The Chancellor may wish to appoint a Guardian Ad Litem. It is much easier if the Father agrees to give up his rights and testifies at Court. The Mother will need a decent Husband also.

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