Adoption Questions & Answers

Q: I am raising my 6 yr old nephew since he was 3 weeks old due to his drug addict mother abandoning him and abusing him

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

Make sure your attorney knows all the history of the case and they will be able to review the court file and let the court know she had notice.
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Q: Married for 6 years to wife, bio-dad not in picture financially or anyway the whole time. How can I adopt kids?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

You need to retain an experienced local adoption attorney to help you with the process. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult with a local attorney about the process.
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Q: If my son has my last name and I get married to my fiance can I change my sons last name to my fiance.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

Check the name change process with your local probate court. Typically the child's father must agree.
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Q: M ex husband hasn't seen my son since he was 2 and he is now 11.I have since then remarried and now my husband wants to

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

YOu can "drop" the back child support. THe child support is a final judgment of the Court and will stick no matter what. You don't have to pursue it, but you can't drop it. If he does not want to sign-- so what. File a Petition to Terminate his rights in the Juvenile Court. Make sure he gets served. If you can't serve him -- this is one place where he can be served in Juvenile Court by publication. If he does not show up, you win. If he does show up, your attorney will put the facts before the...
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Q: What is the likelihood for me to attain custody of my 4 year old nephew?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

If you want to do this you will have to file a private custody petition in Juvenile Court.
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Q: If rights was terminated by courts, and the kids was adopted what can I do to get the kids back

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

If rights were terminated and the adoption finalized, the children are the legal children of the adoptive parents, and the children cannot be returned.
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Q: How do I become a permanent guardian of a younger half-brother?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for California on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

you need a family law attorney and you posted in criminal law.

are you in a position to hire a lawyer? if so i would be happy to give you some names.

if you are not able to hire a lawyer try legal aid.

in addition the indio court has people who will guide you on most issues pending in their court.........
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Q: Intra-family adoption - how much if all parties agree- Granddaughter to grandparents

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 8, 2017

Because the adoption laws can be confusing (even to some lawyers). and because an adoption can be annulled if every step is not done correctly, I would strongly recommend having an attorney. What lawyers charge for an adoption varies greatly. I don't think it would be appropriate to discuss fees in a forum such as this. However, I believe my fees are very competitive, and I would be happy to discuss this with you further; just give me a call or shoot me an email with your contact information.
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Q: can I get custody of my half sister

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

In the state of Oklahoma the judge is required to take into account the best interest of the child. I would recommend that you hire a lawyer to help you show to the courts how it is in the best interest of the child to be with you. It will be a heavy burden to overcome the presumption that the child is better off with the parents but if it is as you say it might be possible to overcome.
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Q: What chance does he have to get visitation rights? And can I legally remove his parental rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

Go file an adoption. He will need to be served. He can file whatever he wants.
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Q: If my sister in-law signs over full guardianship of her newborn to me can she take the baby back with out legal help?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 4, 2017

Yes, there is the possibility that she can get the child back if she gives you guardianship. I'm not sure what you mean "without legal help". If you mean does she have to go through the court system, it would require that an attorney review the guardianship papers to determine f she can just revoke them or go to court to have that done.
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Q: I am a F1 student visa on my first year 19 years old. Would I get any benefits if a US citizen adopted me at this age?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Immigration Law for Ohio on
Answered on Nov 3, 2017

No. For immigration purposes, the adoption has to take place before the adoptee turns 16.
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Q: What is the cost of adopting your step child in Illinois with the other parents permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017

Different lawyers charge different ways.

Call some adoption attorneys in your county.
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Q: if a parent signed right over and the grandparents adopted child, can grandparents agree to sign back to mother ?

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

You have a lot going on with this situation so I would suggest you meet with an attorney to learn your options.
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Q: my daughter was adopted in 2004 and than came back to live with me in 2013 and she is now 18 how do i adopt her back

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oregon on
Answered on Oct 31, 2017

Since she is over age 18 she can consent to her own adoption. It would cut her off from any inheritance rights from her adoptive parents and could have other adverse consequences with her adoptive parents. If all she wants to to share your name, she could do a legal name change. A legal name change amends the birth certificate to the extent of what her legal name is. I would suggest that she goes and consults with an attorney privately to discuss what she is trying to accomplish and the...
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Q: If a parent has had no contact with a child for 6-7 years how easy is it to get rights terminated to be able to adopt?

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 31, 2017

You may be able to adopt without consent of mother if you meet the legal standard. See an attorney to learn if you qualify.
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Q: So i am here to ask what my options are for my situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

Try calling SAFE at 800-799-7233. If they can't help you directly, ask for a referral to someone that can help.
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Q: Im 15 if my parents split up can i choose to live with my girlfriend legally

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Divorce and Juvenile Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

Nope, who you live with will be a decision made by the Judge in their divorce case.

You do have the right to tell the Judge which PARENT you want to live with though, but GF is not an option.

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Q: A friend of mine asked me to adopt her 3 month old baby. The baby is in foster care. Does she still have rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 29, 2017

The moment your friend sign out her consent and you agree to adoption of baby, she will severe her rights. Documentations will accordingly be prepared to reflect your name and details thereon. Legally you have to own and take care of baby in all respect.
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Q: my ex lives in another state do I have to be there to file custody paperwork?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 27, 2017

This is your second question on this. Jurisdiction will be proper where the child lives if this is an original filing. You will have to hire a lawyer in State and County where the child lives.
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