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 with...Read more »
Father has custody but we "babysitter" 24/7 for over 4 years now she was 3 and now 7. dont see father much or mother til out of prison and now she has sunday visitation right and now wants full custody. we want full custody of the child can that happen? what should we do? child consider us as... Read more »
You really need to meet with a competent family law attorney as quickly as possible. There are too many "ifs, ands, buts and on the other hands" to give you a good answer without having the chance to ask probing questions to get at the details of what you've written.
My mom gave my dog away to a coworker. I was the one who adopted him and I was the one who paid for vet visits and his microchipping. He's registered in my name. I never granted the release of my dog to this coworker. After a couple of days the coworker let my mom know that she wanted to give him... Read more »
You have to make a demand for your dog in writing. Write a letter, date it & keep a copy of it. I recommend to use a nice tone in the letter, asking to have the dog returned to you by a date certain. Then if they do not return the dog to you, you can file a small claims lawsuit. You will want to...Read more »
The adoption law of the Illinois doesn't require a minimum level of income. Nevertheless, if it appears to the court or the guardian ad litem appointed by the court to investigate the case that the prospective adopting parent(s) will not be able to support the child, the question will almost...Read more »
I signed a general adoption for my son while I was in prison under the impression that he was going to a family member. Children and family services removed him from her home a few days after i was released for reasons that were unfounded and they have not placed him back. They have him with a... Read more »
That depends on many factors, such as whether a party fights the adoption, whether you are filing it in a county with a busy court schedule or not, how quickly reports are prepared (if necessary), the schedule of the attorney who filed the adoption, how promptly the attorney gets the paperwork done...Read more »
Hi i was 18 when i got pregnant and i was dating someone who is not a model citizen. he has a lengthy police record has been to prison multiple times and is involved in a "gang" and is involved in drug related activities we broke up when i was 3 weeks pregnant. when i started dating my current... Read more »
You not only can, but you absolutely should hire an attorney to handle this. There are a thousand ways to foul up an adoption, but there is only one way to do it right. Hire a lawyer who regularly handles adoptions and let him or her take care of it from start to finish.
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