When a parent surrenders their parental rights, they are essentially giving up all of their rights and responsibilities to the child. This includes the right to have contact with the child, the right to make decisions about the child's upbringing, and the right to receive child support from...View More
Contact has been placed between my son and I (dcbs) I’ve been told my grandma is trying to legally adopt my son, telling her lawyer she doesn’t know where I am or how to contact me, with her doing that can she legally adopt without my consent? How can I go about finding out if a court hearing... View More
Go to the family court clerks office in your county, take your ID and ask them to copy a complete copy of the case file in any case in which you are a named party. If she has filed anything to adopt, you will be a party to it and they will be able to locate it for you.
You can file for adoption without an attorney but I would not recommend it bc adoptions are hyper technical. Hire a lawyer, file a petition for adoption and you will likely be permitted to adopt the child.
File a motion for contempt and cite the order the parent is violating. You can find any available self help forms online on the Kentucky website. You can also visit the Jefferson county family court clerks office and request the same.
The judge ordered a new home study to be done for my home and for me to be included in my nieces counseling via zoom/phone appointment bc I live in another state. Within two weeks, case was closed nothing ordered and placement of my nieces have been settled. How can that happen? I've been... View More
My cousin was removed in April 21 and was in state care til June 21 I was granted temp custody then in May of 22 I was granted sole permanent custody her mom has not had visits since July 21 (per therapist orders) and has had virtually no contact since October 22 (we saw her on Halloween 22 and she... View More
so my little sisters mom dropped my 4 year old sister off to me and said she didnt want her anymore and gave me a notarized guardianship over my sister. her mom has not reach out to me in 2months now what can i do to adopt my sister or what do i need to do the father of my sister which was also my... View More
father passed before he was willed by his aunt 1/3 of her estate. In her will she states in his passing it should go to his children myself and half sisters name listed. My half sister was adopted by another man years previous and showed up with her hand out to recieve "her share". is... View More
My father and step mother have always been neglectful and borderline abusive to me and my siblings, because I don’t live full time with them I don’t get the worst of it. But my siblings do, and I want to take action to get custody of them after i graduate high school. Me and my brothers have... View More
My children was removed from my custody do to not have stable Housing for them and after mom's of trying I gave up signed my rights away now it's been 3 years and I have everything back together and also have 2 other children that dcbs has tried to take as well but have successfully... View More
We had a foster son who for 2 1/2 years removed just weeks before adoption was finalized. The adoption petition was filed and we were waiting on a court date. He made a false allegation of abuse, which is a documented behavior of his, but dcbs removed him and won't let us know where he is or... View More
I've had him since he was 3 weeks old, the mother has NO contact, and he see's his biological father on weekends. BUT, the bio dad has not established paternity with the state, and only the mother is listed as a parent on his birth certificate. Would I be able to adopt him with the father... View More
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