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Adoption Questions & Answers

Q: CAN THE MOTHER PUT CS ON THE FATHER BUT HAS WARRANTS OUT FOR CS ON HERSELF DUE TO NON PAYMENT FOR 4 OTHER CHILDREN?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

As long as the child is living with the mother, she can ask for child support. If the father wants custody, then he should file immediately, but at the same time pay the mother for any months the child is not in his care.
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Q: My husbands cousin doesn't want her baby when she is born and wants me and my husband to take her. Can she sign her ove

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

She can let you take the baby when they are discharged from the Hospital. You MUST file for legal adoption ASAP. The father has rights to the child which must be dealt with.

You should consult an experienced Family Law attorney for help now.
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Q: My sons father wants to terminate his parental rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Child Custody for New York on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

He can file a motion to terminate his rights. Then after the order of termination, an adoption petition can be filed. 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 read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law:...
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Q: Am I my daughters legally parent?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for New York on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

You will have to file for custody rights in court. 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 read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and...
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Q: my 4 children were adopted and it was finalized in November 2016.can I get them out of adoption?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

On what basis? 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 read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...
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Q: What is the penal code to me as being the biological mother of my children with my rights completely taken away

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

This is too vague a question. 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 read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This...
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Q: How can I protect my child's guardianship in my will if I were to die ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Estate Planning for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

Custody and guardianship orders are made by courts, not privately devised via will. 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 read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal...
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Q: Does the breed of my dog stop me from being able to adopt my brother?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

In adoption like any other matter relating to child custody, almost everything is is considered. Everything must be done in the best interests of the child.

So is the breed of your dog relevant to adoption? It could be. The history of your dog's temperament is probably more important than the breed. There are probably bigger concerns at play though, like if you can provide a safe and loving environment for your brother to grow up in.
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Q: My husband and I were given full custody of a child but not through the courts only on notarized paper what do we do no

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

You visit with a custody attorney in your area. The notarized form doesn't award legal custody. A custody attorney can help you in pursuing legal custody.
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Q: I'm a kinship parent in colorado I'm trying to adopt my daughter her bio mom is gone 5 years in cps court do I have

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

If there is an ongoing CPS case, the mother's rights could be terminated in that case. If not an ongoing CPS case, mother being gone for 5 years would be a basis to terminate rights as part of an adoption.
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Q: How can I get back on my daughters birth certificate and her have her birth name restored

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

No, I believe what she needs to do is to petition the court for a name change.
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Q: My fiancé has raised my oldest daughter since she was 4 and now he wants to adopt her. How can I start the process?

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

Either he would need to consent or you would need to terminate parental rights. Consult an attorney who handles family practice matters in your county.
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Q: Im 15 almost 16. I have recorded my Mom saying I Hate you and to leave. Will I get in trouble by the cops if I go move?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Child Custody for Oregon on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

Well for starters, you haven't clearly expressed what is going on. We know you are a minor. You recorded your mom saying she hates you and she wants you to leave - which was probably during the heat of some argument. I don't think anyone would take that as a final statement of your mother's that she wants to kick you out of the house. The rest of your statement as to do with you moving - so I am going to guess you mean that you want to run away from your home. Since you are not a legal...
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Q: My husband already filed the i130 for my son. What other documents should we then file once it is approved?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Adoption for Florida on
Answered on Jul 10, 2017

Because your son is abroad, after the petition is approved by U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, the case will be forwarded to the National Visa Center. That office will accept electronically your son's DS-260, Application for Immigrant Visa, and hard copies of various supporting documents. The following NVC webpage has useful information as it relates to your questions: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/approved/contact.html

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Q: Can my husband adopt my three kids if we don't know were there father is at ? we have no contact with him since 2012 ?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 8, 2017

You must first file in court to terminate the dad's parental rights, and he would have to be served and be given an opportunity to be heard. 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 read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the...
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Q: The City of New York is attempting to have my son adopted. This will sever our ties and thus violate my religious value

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 8, 2017

Why are your parental rights being challenged? I don't see a 1st Amendment violation at all here. You may have recourse under family law. 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 read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the...
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Q: My mother adopted my children in 2011 it finished in 2013 can I try to get them back in the future

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

Once your parental rights were terminated and your children adopted by your mother, you ceased to be the legal parent of your children. therefore you have no right to seek custody. As far as your birth control question goes, I can't answer that because I'm not a physician. I can't answer what the likelihood of any new children being taken from you as I have no inormation on your present circumstances or why your other children seem to have been taken from you.
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Q: My mother adopted my children in 2011 it finished in 2013 can I try to get them back in the future

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

If you mother adopted your children, then you are no longer the children's legal mother and so there would be no custody standing available to you. I can't respond to your question about taking birth control pills. I'm not a doctor.or sex therapist.

I don't know who "they" are in relation to taking any future children so can't offer an opinion.
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Q: My mother adopted my children a few years back can I try to get half custody just to help out in apmts

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

It would be difficult. When your mom adopted you children, your legal standing as the children's parents was ended. Perhaps y she and and you might be able to enter into an written agreement and have it made a court order but I suggest that you speak with a local attorney experienced in family law to see if there are any options for you. Your mother would need her own attorney under these circumstances, I would suggest.
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Q: Is there a way my family can adopt my friend or take care of her till she's of age?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Answered on Jul 5, 2017

She can report abuse and neglect to CPS and the police. She can file for emancipation or seek foster parents if her parents' parental rights are terminated. 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 read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA,...
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