My birth mom is seeking custody of me again because she knows how poorly my adopted family treats me. They have been horrible to my mental health and have been all my life, even resulting in a few suicide attempts and a hospitalization. Whats the process for her seeking custody? Is there anything,... Read more »
I am 15 and was taken in by my cousin when I was a baby and got my last name was changed at 4 years old. However, my cousin has been emotionally abusive all my life and has cause me severe mental health issues all my life. She has also been physically abusive but not as much as I got older. I have... Read more »
Although the adoption is not "reversible," your mother can still file seeking custody. Because she would be treated as a non-parent, her burden of getting custody would be high, and you would need to provide solid proof of the abuse you've described. If the abuse is serious, you or your family...Read more »
A judge signed giving us custody. We Just want is best for the child. Just wanted to know if they would have to take us to court if we didn't think they were ready for her.Also, wanted to know if we wanted to adopt her would it be possible? The baby just needs stability and security.
If a judge gave you custody, then the parent would have to file for a change of custody to get her back. You can adopt if the parents have failed to pay child support and visit her for at least 6 months. Hire an adoption lawyer.
The mother is in and out of jail and on and off drugs. She has left her and her sister alone all night at very young ages. She will at times go months without contact and has never supported her as long as we have had her. What do we have to do to adopt her.
My child's father is wishy washy. He is a dad when it's convenient and its hard to get state mandated child support from him. He said he would not sign the papers for my husband to adopt my child, because it would make him look like a dead beat dad. He sees her occasionally. Lives on his parents... Read more »
You can't get a judgment changing the child's name without consent of the parents. You may be able to adopt, however, in certain circumstances, which would allow a name change. An adoption attorney can counsel you on this. Feel free to call and I'll be happy to discuss this with you further.
My oldest son was kidnapped from me by his bio dad when he was 6 years old. His dad never had anything to do with him until that time, he's not listed on his birth certificate. His dad sued me for child support when he was 8. He won the case. He gave a false address for me and I never received... Read more »
Contact an attorney that handles private adoptions, who can explain the process and requirements. You need to have one retained prior to the baby’s birth. Give me a call and I’ll be happy to discuss the process and expected costs involved.
His dad has custodial and domiciled custody and his birth mom gets visitation and was ordered to pay child support, but she doesn’t do it on time or anything else for him and she forfeits her visitation periods often.
Yes, you have standing to adopt. Whether the birth mother has to consent or can object to the hearing is another issue. This depends on whether she has failed to pay a court order of support or failed to communicate with the child without just cause for over 6 months. Give me a call and I’ll be...Read more »
This would be what's called an intrafamily adoption and is not as complicated as a private adoption, if the biological mother is willing to surrender her rights. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the process and potential costs in more detail.
If you and your spouse have been married for over 6 months, your spouse can file to adopt the child at this time. This would terminate the father's rights. This is a relatively inexpensive process, compared to a private adoption. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the process and costs...Read more »
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