The Judgment granting the adoption typically orders the state's vital records office to reissue the birth certificate. The adopted parents must then mail the judgment along with an application to the state office for the new certificate to be issued.
My daughter is about to be 3 and has not seen real father since she was 1, real dad did not sign birth cert and has a history of violence, beat his dad up, and abused me and ex wife also has a long history of drug abuse having an overdose in 2019 where he was on life support for 3 days. He... Read more »
opportunity to live anywhere else but in the streets or what would be called couch surfing! She is 26 weeks pregnant with a boy and doesn't want him because she has no stability, financial help, and has a drug problem when not pregnant! She has two other children being cared for by family... Read more »
You and your fiancé should consult with an attorney who handles adoptions as soon as possible There are steps that should be taken prior to the child's birth. Also, you and your significant other should consider getting married, as the stability of your relationship will be an issue for the...Read more »
Me and my wife have been for 9 years i want to adopt my daughter i have been helping raise her sonce she was 2 years old and i know the biological father will not sign the paperwork what can i do? He has not paid child support in about 4 years he hasn't even seen her in 2 years
I am now looking into filing for visitation to see my little brother that was adopted. It was a closed adoption. I found him on social media and we were texting and calling we also saw eachother at the park. Was what I did illegal? Will that affect my right for visitation?
The lady adopted the little girl who is 11 and her brother who is 13 both special needs due to drug use during pregnancy bow she says shr cant handle them both and wants the birth mom to take the little girl back the adoptive mom is rich and the birth mom is only five months sober this time she has... Read more »
It was a closed adoption I don’t want to take him from his family but we both want to see and know eachother. I was also adopted and I have no affiliation with my mother or father is there any way we can either meet at a public place for visitation or be able to talk on the phone?
Child services took the child from their mother and the biological father hasn’t had anything to do with the child since birth and is willing to sign his rights over to someone who has been in the child’s life from day 1 helping raise that child can he do that and how does he go about it
Parental rights are not independent of each other. Now that thr state has taken custody, he has no rights to sign away. If someone else has helped to care for the child, that person can hire a lawyer to intervene in the juvenile court case
Ex has agreed to relinquish parental rights and allow stepparent to adopt kids (under age of 18 but over age of 12). What is the steps/procedure for stepparent to adopt? Does stepparent and bio parent (who are adopting the kids) need background check or just stepparent? What other paperwork is... Read more »
If the bio-dad has not paid child support and has not attempted contact with his son for 180 days, hire an adoption lawyer to do the adoption. If he has paid child support or has attempted contact with his son within the last 180 days, then hire a custody lawyer to get you a sole...Read more »
We split up when my son was 6 months old because my ex husband was physically abusive and the courts found him guilty. They gave me domiciliary custody of him and he has visitation that he’s exercised one time and he hasn’t contacted him since, over a year ago, soon to be two years. My current... Read more »
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