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... 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.
I want my gf to have a future with me we’ve talked about marriage. The fact that she lives in a hotel for 3 years with her mom in the same room and bed is weird. Can I get a restraining order or something for her 27 yearr old daughter against her mom. Her mother only wants her to visit me for... Read more »
No, you can't sue on her behalf. On the other hand, your girlfriend became an adult on her 18th birthday and can move out if she wants to. IMPORTANT: This does not apply if your girlfriend is a developmentally disabled adult and a court has appointed her mother as the guardian of her person.
If your child is adopted by your mother and step-father, the parental rights of the biological mother and father are typically terminated. The incarcerated father must be made a respondent to the adoption and has a right to object to it.
You don't have to let the sister visit. Once you completed the adoption, your daughter truly became your daughter, as fully as if you gave birth to her. Unless the order of adoption in your case is very odd, the family ties to her actual birth family are severed. She's your daughter now....Read more »
My sisters case is located in Georgia and I dont want my nephews in the system and would love to bring them home to Chicago with the rest of the family. She moved to GA away from everyone and this resulted in her losing custody and they are now in foster care. We really want them home with us and... Read more »
My daughter is 5 years old and has only seen her biological father a handful of times. The last time he saw her was 2 months after her first birthday when he refused to get a temporary job to pay child support, after which I didn't hear from him for almost a year when he texts me that he... Read more »
Of course he is their step father but we are wanting the boys to have their step fathers ( and my) last name. A big reason being, their biological father was a monster when they were kids , he sits in prison now and the boys want nothing to do with him and definitely do not want to pass their... Read more »
Custody to godparents when she had mental breakdown. She thought of letting them but changed her mind but somehow without any notice of any hearings...even though they knew where she resided....her daughter got adopted...she has had no mental health issues in over 4 years..and had none prior to... Read more »
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