Adoption Questions & Answers

Q: How can I appoint someone custody of my son, in the event of my death?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Family Law and Estate Planning for California on
Answered on Sep 17, 2017

You can designate a guardian for your minor son in your will or living trust. However, that person would need to petition the court in a guardianship proceeding in order to be appointed the guardian. Your nomination of that person carries significant weight with the court.
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Q: I travel for work and need new husband to be able to make legal decisions for my son. Can he be named a legal guardian?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Arkansas on
Answered on Sep 12, 2017

There is nothing needed to get your child to school or for medical intervention. Adoption is an option but so is a power of attorney.
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Q: if my father get custody of my son, down the road can i take him back to court to get my son home back to me?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 9, 2017

You need to have an in person consultation with an experienced matrimonial(family law) attorney. There is no way to answer this question based on one or two sentences. You should not be discussing this situation on line anyway. Good luck.
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Q: Mother of child wanting to give child up for adoption while the father is incarcerated. What rights does the dad have?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 8, 2017

Sorry I didn’t see this questions earlier, and it was not answered. If you still need help, please ask your question again, and give as many details as possible.

Please visit my website, www.garyjdean.com, and sign up on the home page for email updates on Oklahoma Law.

Good Luck!
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Q: Yes I am a father trying to get custody of my daughter and I need the forms where do I get them?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 8, 2017

There aren't any "forms" available for you to get custody. You should consult an experienced family law attorney for help. Many offer a "free" consultation.

Good luck.
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Q: I need advice I want to adopt my grandkids from dhs but they say I can't need to know my rights

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 8, 2017

Sorry I didn't see this question before now. I don't have enough facts to give a better answer. You should consult an experienced family law attorney in your area for help on this. Good Luck.
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Q: I adopted my step daughter in FL how do change her birth certificate in Puerto Rico

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Puerto Rico on
Answered on Sep 8, 2017

Hi,

If you want to change the information in a birth certificate issued by the demographic registry in Puerto Rico, you will need to file a case about change of name of correction of birth certificate in the district court where the child was born. You will need to state why you request the change of name and definitely you will need to present evidence of the adoption case.
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Q: If i have already volunteerly signed off my rights to my biological kids can i still adopt a kid?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Michigan on
Answered on Sep 7, 2017

You can, but I imagine every adoption agency or court will scrutinize you with a fine-tooth comb. Time and a significant change of circumstances are to your benefit.
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Q: My husband wants to adopt my 17 stepdaughter. she consents and her bio dad doesn't care. How do we start? lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 7, 2017

Unless you really are comfortable with the law and procedure, an adoption is probably not the type of case you should attempt to do yourself. I would encourage you to find an attorney in your local area to assist you.
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Q: I have had my son since I cut his cord. The birth mother ask me to take him and she wanted to sign her rights away

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 7, 2017

Unfortunately, there is no easy answer and this is a terrible situation for you. My best advice is to consult an experienced adoption attorney immediately. if you have not already done so, you should start looking foe the biological mother ( you will want to find her so she can either sign papers letting you adopt the child or serve (deliver to) her court papers requesting the termination of her parental rights. This is too complicated to do yourself without an attorney, so don't try it- you...
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Q: State TN. husb had affair. female is pregnant. wants to give the baby to him. sign her rights away. Legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Sep 7, 2017

It is certainly possible for a parent to surrender their child for an adoption, and the adoption will terminate her parental rights. Do NOT try to accomplish all of this without an attorney. Its too complicated and sometimes a person will change their mind just before signing the paperwork. Consult an experienced adoption lawyer as soon as possible.
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Q: Me and my ex husband has joint custody of our 15 yr old daughter. He is taking me to court to have my rights terminated!

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 7, 2017

There are certain circumstances where this can happen if you haven't exercised visitation rights in a certain amount or time or haven't paid child support in a certain amount of time. You'll want to contact an attorney immediately regarding this.
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Q: My son was adopted at 7. I had no idea. The state of pa kept taking payroll deduction. I overpaid $32,000 who is respons

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 5, 2017

Technically she is on the hook. Contact a lawyer who handles domestic issues and also claims. Worth filing a claim.
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Q: How can a child be adopted when mother never signed adoption papers, or never gave up parental rights. She only gave

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 4, 2017

She needs to have the file opened to see what happened.

Normally, she either consents or her rights are terminated.

How about the father.
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Q: How do I obtain the case number for the termination of parental rights?

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Colorado on
Answered on Sep 4, 2017

Review the adoption materials that you have. The termination should be mentioned somewhere as part of the adoption application. If this does not work you can also try the following:

(1) you can call the courthouse (ideally the courthouse where the termination occurred) and ask for help with the case number. Make sure to have the names of the parties, year of the termination, and (if possible) the county where this occurred. This is free.

(2) any attorney in Colorado should also...
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Q: Can a birth father whose parental rights have terminated get the adopted child back 7 years after adoption?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Colorado on
Answered on Sep 4, 2017

This is simply not true at so many levels.

When parental rights are terminated, the man is not the father and he cannot revisit the situation. Be aware that you can likely get a restraining order.
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Q: If my adopted childrens birth father takes my kids without my permission what is my recourse?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Sep 3, 2017

If the father's rights were terminated, he has no rights to child and certainly does not have any right to take the child without permission. This is simple kidnapping/child abduction. Call the police--mention that his rights were terminated (see if you can get the case number of the termination prior to the call).
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Q: Where should I start if I want start the adoptions process in Illinois? What resources do you recommend?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 1, 2017

Depends on who's child and whose consent is required.
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Q: I am 16 and I live in Ohio. Can I be emancipated?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 1, 2017

No. Here is a link to more information. https://www.ohiobar.org/forpublic/resources/lawyoucanuse/pages/lawyoucanuse-255.aspx
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Q: If a father hasent seen or spoke to his child in a year and barely pays child support. Can Intake further legal action?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 30, 2017

You should speak to an attorney knowledgeable about adoptions in your county. In PA, an adoption might be possible but most judges prefer to know that there's a long-term commitment to the child and family, i.e. a marriage, rather than being just a fiance
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