I have gave my cousin my twin daughter because of her son got shot by an officer that same year and she never had a daughter. And I had to get myself together and stable. And she asked about an adoption but I wasn't fully educated on it until now. I thought my me giving her to family I would... Read more »
answered on Dec 30, 2022
You would receive notice of an adoption if your parental rights have not been terminated. If you receive notice of an adoption, you can file an answer objecting or not consenting to adoption. If there is not an adoption pending, and she was given legal custody by a court, then you can file a... Read more »
answered on Dec 30, 2022
If you are paying child support for your adopted children, that will be a factor. However, if you are not paying child support for any other children or alimony to a former spouse, then it would not be considered. I am not sure if you are asking whether the number of people in your family is... Read more »
answered on Dec 30, 2022
The short answer is, "yes." If the child was adopted, a name change could have been done during the adoption process.
I relocated w children. I had court & other parents permission. It’s now been 3 years and my husband wants to adopt the children we would file in the state where we currently live correct since the child visitation case in Florida has been closed since we moved…
answered on Jun 9, 2022
YOu file the step parent adoption with the probate court in the county in which you live.
Now ex old lady was cheating on me. Bringing the girls (2&1) with her to do so lying saying she was babysitting. When she was really there doing drugs. I’ve got enough on her to get full custody of My daughter easily, but her daughter would end up in the system. Her daughter already had her... Read more »
answered on May 14, 2020
Maybe. If there are no other family members that want her or are a suitable placement then, yes you have a shot at getting her also. The fact that you have her sister is also in your favor.
Birth father has never been apart of my child’s life nor is not on the birth certificate, or pays child support. Has never seen the child but once when we did the dna test. My husband whom has been apart of my child’s life and supported him financially and emotionally for 3 and half years wants... Read more »
answered on May 12, 2020
No a step parent adoption in the case of a willful relinquishment of custody or proof of abandonment is provided for under Alabama law. What surprises people the most is the fact that the father must be notified, give his consent or have an opportunity to appear in court and contest the... Read more »
My husband has sole custody of his children and she has supervised visits through the county. She has not exercised her rights to see the kids since she lost custody. (Dhr took her to court) She has not seen her children in 1 year and 6 months. She violated her probation a year ago and left the... Read more »
answered on Mar 4, 2020
I'd have to know more facts to be able to express an opinion. However, you probably are ripe for a termination of parental rights petition. Call a lawyer in your area and do it now, before she re-establishes contact with the children.
Together. Despite the court order 3 years ago, neither has paid any child support nor do they visit regularly. Can this be grounds for involuntary parental termination?
answered on Jul 10, 2019
Hello. Sounds like you need to either file an agreed to adoption (if both parents will consent of course) or a Termination of Parental Rights, settle that, then file your adoption. I suggest seeking an attorney in your area to help you through the process. Best of luck!
I was 15 when I had my son out of wedlock. I had my sons last name changed to my maiden name right before he turned 3 ,due to his biological father being absent . We have a dhr child support order , that he pays on and off . Currently hasn't paid since August of 2018. He hasn't seen my... Read more »
answered on Jun 20, 2019
The short answer is yes. There appears from what you have said to have been a more than 6 months period during which there has neither been emotional or financial support provided by the father and therefore the child is considered abandoned and can be adopted under Alabama statute by the step... Read more »
She is currently in a juvenile detention center. Her parents thinks she is troublesome and does not want her home, especially if she doesn't want to be there. We have built a bond and I have been her mentor/support and she has made tremendous improvements.
answered on Mar 25, 2019
Yes, you can file a private custody petition in the juvenile court. You will have to show that both parents are unfit to have custody of the child and that you are.
I have a younger foster sister (who is biologically my niece) still with the foster family I was with. If the foster parents are willing to sign my foster sister into my custody is that the best way to go for her to be with me or is it best to try and do a relative adoption? I'm in Gulf shores al
answered on Jan 31, 2019
Hello. I would assume your foster parents have temporary custody pending the location of a viable adoption for your niece. DHR is likely involved as well. You would need to contact your neice's DHR caseworker and them s/he he know you want to adopt her. DHR will investigate you and your home... Read more »
If the new husband adopts the child?
answered on Dec 14, 2018
The new husband would only be able to adopt the child if the ex-husband legally terminates his parental rights. If that happened, then yes, current child support could stop.
Whether you and your husband are seeking adoption or to terminate your ex husband's parental rights, you should... Read more »
Will be moving to Decatur, AL in December. Child will have just turned 18. Step dad (for 16 years) would like to adopt. Is this a possibly in AL? Any limitations? Thank you.
answered on Oct 12, 2018
A person is a minor until age 19 in Alabama. So it would not be an adult adoption. This sounds like it would be a familial adoption and as long as you and the minor have been living in the same house for 12 months, then you could file for adoption. You would need consent from both biological... Read more »
Friend of family has funds and is ready to take the child into her home! Would be better choice regarding child's future! Father has claimed by phone cal that he will sign what needs be signed!
answered on Oct 10, 2018
Could be adoption or guardianship. You should seek out a family law attorney in your area who can discuss your specific situation and give you complete advice on which option is best for you and the child. Best of luck!
and What acts affect this in Alabama and can grandparents still get visitation rights if not
answered on Oct 5, 2018
Yes. If parental rights have not been terminated the parents can always come back and petition the court for a return of custody. It can be a long and difficult process but it is possible. Grandparents can get rights to visitation under a vary narrow set of circumstances exist and may be... Read more »
Bio dad hasn't spoken to him in 1 year. Even after going to court in May he has made 0 effort to call,or text our son. Visitation has not been set up as our judge is making us go to a parenting class. We are being sent to a child first class, however we were.never married, but he's on the... Read more »
answered on Sep 14, 2018
If he has not supported the child with money, contact or anything else for a period of 6 months or more you can attempt to terminate his rights on the ground of abandonment. The fact that you were not married, etc, is not relevant. If he has abandoned the child you can attempt to terminate his... Read more »
She voluntarily gave her rights to us almost 2 years ago. Father is deceased. Before this we had temporary custody for a year. Now she wants to be mom. She is allowed to see him 4 hours a week. She never makes the effort to come. We have to take him. Now she’s threatening us for her rights back.
answered on Aug 8, 2018
In a word, no -- unless her parental rights were terminated by an order of the Juvenile Court. In all likelyhood, she gave custody to you. She can go to the appropriate Court and ask for custody of the child
Financially I can support the child but don’t have the extra money to hire a lawer
answered on Jul 6, 2018
You have no idea what a mess you are about to make. The mother retains her rights to the child. What are you going to do when she decides she wants the child back when he or she is about 2-years old? What if the biological father of the child decides the same thing? Have you ever done an... Read more »
Do I have to terminate the rights of both parents to adopt or can I terminate one. How long should I wait? Its already been two years.
answered on Jun 20, 2018
You don't have to terminate to adopt, but it is often the best way to go. You can show in the Probate Court that the parents have abandoned the child. Two years is plenty. DOn't wait any longer. Either file a petition to adopt without the consent of the parents, or file a Petition in... Read more »
I am 24 married with two kids my little brother that is 15 ask my husband and I if we would get custody of him are parents are separated and are mother said she would sign me her rights... but the question is how do I go about getting my dads rights if he won’t let me.?
answered on Jun 13, 2018
You go to court and prove that the parents are specifically unfit to be parents to the child. THis is called a private custody petition. This has to be done in Circuit Court. YOu need a lawyer.
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