Adoption Questions & Answers

Q: what are the regulations and limits to how much a birth mothers expenses can be paid.whats the limit in rhode island st?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
See: http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/questions/adoption_questions.php

and http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/adoption.php

Adoption Subsidy Questions should be directed to Lee Sperduti at (401) 528-3484.

Lee.Sperduti@dcyf.ri.gov

Q: can i file for pmc for kids and why is adoption wanting an adoption for benifits dont want money only boys back

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
There is a lot going on in your stated facts. Find an attorney in your county to assist you. Look for a family law attorney. These cases are heart wrenching. You need to file your own actions stating what you want. Good luck.

Q: I have a dfcs case. My daughter was placed wit her paternal grandmother. DNA showed she wasn't her daddy's biological

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
Going off of the situation you have described, he has no legal rights to the child. You weren't married and he has not legitimized her, and now you found out he's biologically not the father. Having no legal rights to her, it's unlikely they would place her with him. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Q: How can i see my kids when i sign over full custody to my ex husband and sing adopotion to his current wife?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
If they have been adopted, you are pretty much out of luck. If they have not been adopted, you need to hire an attorney and have him revie and file a motion immediately.

Q: Good evening, My sister G lives in NYC and is being evicted from a coop bldg. She lived for over 20yrs with an old lady

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Adoption for New York on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Michael David Siegel's answer
S is the legal heir to the coop, but someone has to pay and S would need to be approved by the Board as an owner. Thus, there are issues to deal with but it is possible.

Q: My 13 year old stepson wants to have his abusive mothers rights terminated so that his father and I can adopt him.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
Ultimately that would be up to the judge, who would make the decision after reviewing the facts of the case. I'm assuming the abuse has been documented as well. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Q: Can I get Rights Of my Half sibling when I turn 18 (the father we share is abusive) they live in Iowa I live in Texas

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Because the child is in Iowa then please consult with an attorney in the particular city about how you would go about doing so. Good luck.

Q: For foster adoption across state lines, which state do I get a tax credit from?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Tax Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
D. Mathew Blackburn's answer
As a resident of Georgia you would claim the Georgia credit.

Utah requires the adoptive to be a resident at the time the adoption order is granted as a resident of Georgia you would not qualify.

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Q: I sign over full custody to my ex husband an how can i see my kids

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
If there are no provisions for visitation in the case where you signed over custody, you will need to make a motion for a parenting schedule to be set in that case.

Q: Hello! I have questions about stepparent adoption.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Maryland on
Answered on Feb 2, 2019
Mark Oakley's answer
If your daughter ‘s natural father is still living, you will need his consent, or will have to serve him with legal papers to respond and if he fails to object you can proceed by default. With consent of the natural father, the procedure is fairly straight forward. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage and your daughter's new father!

Q: I am a foster kid in Alabama. Except I moved out a year ago and I am now 19. I have my own place and a good paying job.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 31, 2019
Kristine Jones' answer
Hello. I would assume your foster parents have temporary custody pending the location of a viable adoption for your niece. DHR is likely involved as well. You would need to contact your neice's DHR caseworker and them s/he he know you want to adopt her. DHR will investigate you and your home life to determine if you can support/provide a good home life for yourself and her. You cannot do a relative adoption in Alabama without the adoptee (your niece) living with you for 12 consecutive months...

Q: Looking for a Civil Rights lawyer this is a family law matter where the grandmother have Power of Attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Civil Rights on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Arnab Kumar Banerjee's answer
i think in this scenario it is important to place the child with a family member. in that case if you can prove that state agency made that fake report, you can file an appeal against that order in court of appeal.

Q: If no father listed on birth certificate and he hasnt been in picture for year. Does he have to consent to sp adoption

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Arkansas on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Arnab Kumar Banerjee's answer
as per Arkansas adoption law if birth father abandoned the children, he cannot consent the adoption.

Q: I was adopted in San Juan, PR. My adoptive parents are deceased. How do I request my original birth certificate

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Puerto Rico on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte's answer
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. If you were legally adopted then your birth certificate will appear under your adoptive parents. You will need to request the birth certificate using your adoptive parent's names on the request document. You can also contact the Family department in Puerto Rico for additional information.

Q: Is there any chance to regain custody after having my kids adopted by stepdad without my knowledge?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Jan 26, 2019
Arthur Calderon's answer
It is possible, but it will be an uphill battle, because you will have to move to set aside the judgment. Your best bet is going to be to get with an attorney to further discuss.

Q: How do I get guardianship of my grandchildren. My daughter wants me to adopt them, but I don't have the money to.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 25, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You should consult an attorney in your county. It may not be that costly to get what you want to achieve done if all parties agree on the issues. Good luck.

Q: What rights does a noncustodial father who has paternity of child & wants to file for child support on himself joint cus

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for New York on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Child support is ordered at the discretion of the court in compliance with the law and after reviewing the facts on both sides. A parent can file for child custody, visitation, and child support via pleadings submitted to the court and served on the other party. The NY courts website and local law libraries can self help resources. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can...

Q: gow Can I adopt my cousins baby when he is born? Both parents willing to sign over rights at the hospital.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 18, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire an adoption attorney now, in advance, so all the paperwork can be ready for the birth.

Q: My nephew live and is from Bolivia, South America, he's girlfriend is back in Ohio and pregnant.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 18, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer
He will need to establish paternity to secure parental rights and should be aware that doing so will trigger support obligations.

Q: What are the steps and requirements needed to terminate my son's father's parental rights in Massachusetts?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jan 17, 2019
Lillian J. LaRosa's answer
If you were divorced did you have a reference to custody and visitation in the agreement or in the Judgment post trial? If this is an unmarried parents Judgment of paternity or custody and support, then the issue of what custody there is would be addressed in that agreement and Judgment. You would need to file a Modification Petition and seek an Emergency Order to have the Court enter orders terminating/suspending visitation, and ,if applicable, legal custody and if father is trying to see...

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