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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
I am going to give you the lawyer answer, that depends on what country the adoption was from. But it is always a good idea to “enroll” the adoption here in the US, so you don’t have potential issues in the future attempting to get the adoption paperwork from the other country.
For the sake of your niece, use a lawyer. Neither you nor she wants to be confronted with a claim the adoption wasn't done properly 3, 5 or 10 years from now, so she must be surrendered by you to be raised by someone else. Every detail must be done right. I repeat, every detail. Hire a lawyer...Read more »
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