We lived in Texas for one year prior to relocating to Florida. My ex husband had 5 visits for 24 hour periods during the year ( his choice). After relocating, he has FaceTimed twice in the past year- once for 10 minutes thanksgiving and for 10 minutes three days ago. The child in question is now... Read more »
Thank you for your inquiry. The first issue I see is that you may have a jurisdictional issue that will have to be addressed before any adoption proceedings could move forward. If there were any court orders in Texas involving this child, it is likely that jurisdiction was retained in Texas....Read more »
The mother got her rights taken away and said the knew who the father was. He said he wasn't the father. The child was adopted to her grandparents by the state of Florida now 4 years later the mom is saying she knows the dad was someone else and he lives in another state and is going to get... Read more »
If the child was adopted four years ago, the adoption is final. It is extremely doubtful that the man, even if he is the biological father, could get the adoption set aside at this late date. It appears that the biological mother is grasping at straws in an attempt to somehow get her child back....Read more »
Our adoption was finalized in 2013. New birth certificate, name change, social security updated etc. Case is closed we are legally her parents. Last new patient apt we walked away from after the nurse demanded the final court order Wich I don't carry and it's the only time iv ever been... Read more »
They ask this, evidently, because the information is needed to properly treat the child. Some diseases are genetic, and it makes sense that they would ask for information about the biological parents. Note that the HIPAA rules would probably require your consent to actually tell the biological...Read more »
If he's your adoptive father, he's not your stepfather; he's your father. in any case, the legal parents have the duty to support their children (including adopted children, if any) until the children reach majority (age 18).
Im ready to throw in the towel and give my rights up to my current dcf case ( family first network ), meanwhile me and my current boyfriend live together and thats who im pregnant for now. I want to know if theres a way to give my rights up to him to the baby im carrying now at the hospital without... Read more »
Adult adoptions are quite common. A petition for adult adoption is filed by your husband along with your consent as the spouse and the consent of your adult daughter. Since she is married, her spouse will also have to sign a consent or a case made to the court that he is unreasonably withholding...Read more »
My daughter has her biological father last name but he was charged with child abuse and neglect against my daughter when she was 18 months so he hasn’t been in her life since then my current fiancé has been helping me take care of her since she was 2 years old and she told us she wants his last... Read more »
Me and my girlfriend live in Florida. She is divorced but kept her ex husband's last name. We are expecting and she wants the child to have her last name. I understand her concern, we have seen other mothers struggle to give their child a better life because the dad wouldn't consent (even... Read more »
Since you are not married the best thing to do before the baby is born is to make sure the father agrees to claim the baby is his and have the hospital or doctor put his name on the birth certificate. Then you can start proceedings to turn the child over to their legal father.
I originally was in the home with my son at my fathers. But he accused me of being high after my aunt whom raised me and was super close to me passed away. He smacked me in front of my son and threw me out and wouldn't let me take my son with me. Later that day he let me back in and well we... Read more »
Taking a parent's right is not as easy as it sounds, but it is a serious and complicated matter. If the hearing is in Florida, I suggest that you consult and hire a family law attorney who will be able to help you.
My wife and i got married for almost 11 months in Indiana south bend. But before that my step father filed for my adoption and i just got recieved my birth certificate last week now the thing is i want to change my marriage certificate last name.
You should have asked that your marriage license, and the resulting marriage certificate gave your adoptive last name. It's probably too late to change the marriage certificate; but ask the county clerk who issued the marriage license if it can be done.
My cousin D is under 16 his mom passed and his dad passed some years ago. So he’s an orphan. His mom remarried and D lived with his mom an stepdad. Would my cousin D get a survivors benefit or something similar to that? My dad mentioned this to me but I don’t remember the specific name. If my... Read more »
If the Father is willing to consent to a step-parent adoption, then it is a relatively simple matter to have the child adopted by the step-father and the Father's rights terminated. If, on the other hand, the Father wishes to terminate his rights and leave the child fatherless, this is...Read more »
he will not add me using my name, currently use. asked me to change name back to birth name, which I will not do(40 years of current name). would I need my original birth certificate in order to obtain the benefits of his will/estate? both my mother and adoptive father(whose name I took) are... Read more »
Getting a copy of your birth certificate will not help. Unless you are listed in your biological father's current will as a beneficiary, and unless the will is probated, you will not be able to get anything from his estate after he dies.
I have been trying to get custody of my 2 year old niece since July 2019, I have done everything as far as background check, home inspection, drug test and weekly visits. Even though I am her paternal aunt the judge will not grant the motion for her to be moved out of foster care and placed into my... Read more »
When I was 19, I was going to give my newborn up for adoption to a close friend. They moved with her from Florida to Georgia, nothing finalized, and I changed my mind. They took me to GA court, which resulted in GA removing my child from their care, but GA put her in foster care. I did everything I... Read more »
You did not tell us how many years ago this happened to you, but I am guessing that is must have been more than 10 or 12. If so, the controlling statutes of limitation have expired and there is nothing you can do about it.
Practically speaking--if you still love YOUR child as much as it...Read more »
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