My husband's mother has a grandparents adoption his mother asked him to sign a "guardianship" for both boys so that she could care for them while he was medically incapacitated. *now at this time my husband was a single dad, the mom of both boys terminated her parental rights to not... Read more »
Your husband needs to obtain the services of an attorney to consider suing for custody. It's not clear whether the "guardianship" paper he signed pertained to a court adoption petition or simply was a relatively meaningless piece of paper.
The father on the birth certificate has not seen her since her first birthday. Has not provided any financial support since her birth and only tries to contact me on her birthday every year and she is now five. He is already involved in another custody case with his wife who is trying to get a... Read more »
You must address the biological father's rights one way or another. The easier way id for the bio father to consent to the adoption. The more difficult way is for you to go to court to terminate bio father's parental rights. One of those two things must happen to facilitate the adoption...Read more »
- past 7 years. Their fathers have nothing to do with them and they even think I am their father. She is very unstable and has even almost physically hurt the children before and even told me that if I wasnt there to stop it she might have really thg hurt her 6 year old one day. I've only... Read more »
I am assuming that you are in Florida. If not then you need to ask this question of a Louisiana attorney. For your child, you need to file a Petition for Paternity to protect your rights. For the other children, since you are not married to the mother you really have no legal rights.
My son wants my new husband to adopt him but he wants to know if they have to seal his birth certificate with his biological dad on it or if we can leave that open and do another amended one with his adopted dad? Also, if he can keep his last name and just add my husbands last name as well. When I... Read more »
If your husband, the step-father, adopts your son the birth certificate would be changed from his biological father to his new father. I've never seen a process where he could have 2 fathers, one deceased and one alive. The birth certificate is a legal document, so it does not change the...Read more »
She broke up with me and completely shut me out of her life..she did not get an abortion done and ended up giving the baby up for adoption..this was almost 4 years ago..and I just found out today that I have a daughter who I didnt even know existed....
Unfortunately if the adoption was four years ago there is probably nothing that can be done now. The courts will always look at what is best for the child and taking a child away from the family that it has known for four years is not in the child's best interest. Your remedy was to go to...Read more »
I’m his biological mother and his father is deceased since 2015. I do have the death certificate. My son is 17 and has asked me to help with this. I’m willing to give my consent. I just need the paperwork for him to petition and don’t know where to find it without him knowing until Christmas.... Read more »
My sons biological father is not on the birth certificate and paternity has never been established. My son is about to be 6. Bio dad (an incarcerated violent felon) has not seen him since he was 6 months old and has made no effort to contact is in the last 3 years. Can my fiancee, who has been in... Read more »
Yes! You need to do a step-parent adoption which includes checking if the biological father registered himself in the Florida putative father registry. If he didn't, which most men do not do, then there is no need for consent from him. His rights would be terminated in the adoption. But you...Read more »
My son is 5, 6 in 3 weeks. I met my fiancee when he was 2. The bio dad never established paternity, is not on the birth certificate and has been incarcerated as a violent felon since my son was 6 months old. I have had restraing orders against him. He has not tried to contact us in over 3 years. My... Read more »
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.
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