Father isn’t on the birth certificate and was given many chances to meet his daughter but has only met her once for 5 minutes since she was born he refuses to answer any texts or calls and No DNA test was done. Would we need his consent for the adoption or do we have to take him to court.
answered on May 22, 2023
You either need his written consent or serve him with your Petition for Adoption and give him a chance to appear in court. Don't try this without a lawyer! Adoption has a number of details that need to be handled exactly correctly. Acquiring a child in this manner should not be left to "I... Read more »
I am a resident since 2007 and want to help my family (daughter ) from CHILE.
answered on May 16, 2023
To petition for your daughter through Form I-130, you can follow these general steps:
Determine eligibility: As a lawful permanent resident (green card holder), you can file an I-130 petition for your unmarried child over the age of 21. Make sure your daughter meets the eligibility... Read more »
answered on Mar 23, 2022
You need to meet with a lawyer who handles adoptions. This is not something to treat as a do-it-yourself project.
the mother is in jail right now waiting a trial and then will go to prison for a while. I am his wife. We want to prove paternity and totally adopt him as OURS . But don't want him around his "mother" ever again seeing as she is so unfit. We have 4 kids of our own and a house and I... Read more »
answered on Jan 25, 2022
There are too many variables in your situation for a lawyer to give you solid advice on these issues without sitting down and talking to you and your husband. I encourage you to make an appointment with an attorney in your area who handles adoptions. Also, if DCFS has to due an investigation of you... Read more »
This includes not paying court ordered child support. We've been together 8 years and married for 3. Do we need her consent?
answered on Sep 30, 2020
You don't necessarily need her consent based on the facts you set forth, but it will be easier if you have her consent. Either way, you are required to provide her formal notice that you're attempting the adoption.
Her biological father was deemed unfit. I have a full time job and financially stable. I do still live at home with them but in the process of finding my own place. The adoption took place 8yrs ago. It was an adoption case.
My house is in awful condition. Its unfit and unsafe to live here. My parents wobt consent to my emancipation and may become violent. I have people that would let me live with them. I dont know what to do.
answered on Mar 14, 2020
It's not easy. To learn how it is done, go to this website: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp
On the window that opens, click on Chapter 750 FAMILIES.
On the next window that opens, click on 750 ILCS 30/ Emancipation of Minors Act.
Pay particular attention... Read more »
I have 2 children that my mother has guardianship of and the guardianship was filed in Indiana so I petitioned the court to terminate the guardianship. In return my mother goes and gets an attorney in Illinois and filed for adoption of my 2 children. I have not been notified of the adoption in... Read more »
answered on Mar 3, 2020
You should immediately hire an attorney in the county where the adoption case has been filed. Bring all the paperwork related to the Indiana guardianship with you to the first appointment with the attorney. Explain what's happening and he or she should take it from there.
I signed my rights away when my daughter was being fostered by my cousin. I had a drinking problem but I’ve been sober for a while now. Can I get my rights back?
answered on Mar 2, 2020
There is no way to answer this without reviewing the paper you signed at the time.
Her legal guardians have taken my daughter from me, filed an emergency motion in Illinois stating to the Judge that they are deciding who speaks/ sees to her, and that they would deny any contact from both parents. My ex (her father) was released from jail with 2 counts of continuous family... Read more »
answered on Jan 6, 2020
Sounds like there was a case pending in Illinois. If there is an order there contact an attorney in that county in that state. Good luck!
He has lived with us for 3 years and has had no contact with his birth mom for over a year
answered on Apr 29, 2019
Unless there is something you have not mentioned, this should be a simple process.
answered on Dec 14, 2018
Yes, although the formal consent of the person being adopted is required if they are 14 years of age or older. The written consent must be filed with the court.
answered on Nov 23, 2018
It requires a court order to do so. They are rarely granted.
answered on Nov 10, 2018
That depends entirely on how fast your lawyer gets the paperwork done and how fast your local court system operates. It shouldn't be more than a matter of months unless a problem comes up.
I'm worried that my hormones aren't making me think straight about it. What happens if I change my mind after I give birth and decide to keep the baby?
answered on Oct 12, 2018
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.... Read more »
answered on Sep 25, 2018
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.
answered on Sep 14, 2018
Unless the father consents to the adoption, his rights have to be cut off by proving his unfitness.
This could be abandonment, failure to maintain interest or a whole host of other reasons.
The usual incentive for cooperation is that he won't have to pay child support.
answered on Sep 2, 2018
Adoption agencies are not selling children. They are providing a service for which they must recoup their overhead. If they were not able to do this they could not afford to render the service and adoptions would dwindle away.
My sons last name was changed in July of last yr. I told the judge only way I would allow it is if his step father adopted my son and asked if I could give up rights n paying child support n the judge just granted name change. I never wanted out of my sons life and was willing to work with them but... Read more »
answered on Aug 13, 2018
You can't force her husband to adopt.
So, you are stuck.
But, you can assert your rights to be more involved with your child.
If you stay with it, you will get a court hearing.
answered on Jul 17, 2018
Unless it has to do with American Indians where there may be some special rules.
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