Child services took the child from their mother and the biological father hasn’t had anything to do with the child since birth and is willing to sign his rights over to someone who has been in the child’s life from day 1 helping raise that child can he do that and how does he go about it
Parental rights are not independent of each other. Now that thr state has taken custody, he has no rights to sign away. If someone else has helped to care for the child, that person can hire a lawyer to intervene in the juvenile court case
Ex has agreed to relinquish parental rights and allow stepparent to adopt kids (under age of 18 but over age of 12). What is the steps/procedure for stepparent to adopt? Does stepparent and bio parent (who are adopting the kids) need background check or just stepparent? What other paperwork is... Read more »
If the bio-dad has not paid child support and has not attempted contact with his son for 180 days, hire an adoption lawyer to do the adoption. If he has paid child support or has attempted contact with his son within the last 180 days, then hire a custody lawyer to get you a sole...Read more »
We split up when my son was 6 months old because my ex husband was physically abusive and the courts found him guilty. They gave me domiciliary custody of him and he has visitation that he’s exercised one time and he hasn’t contacted him since, over a year ago, soon to be two years. My current... Read more »
An attorney familiar with adoption law can help you. Intrafamily adoptions are fairly quick, assuming the biological father does not object (or if his consent is not required) and they are generally less expensive than other types of adoptions.
My sister is due to give birth in 3 weeks and has been doing illegal substances the entire pregnancy and has been violent to others and self harmed and is homeless and has another child less than 2 years old in the states care i cant have children of my own and i am the only family member with the... Read more »
You need to have an attorney involved as soon as possible, so that pleadings will be ready to file as soon as the child is born. Speak with an attorney who handles custody and family law matters. Good luck.
My daughter is almost 2yrs old and no father on the birth certificate, bio father has not been in contact since before her birth. My boyfriend has been the sole provider and father to her since birth. How can my boyfriend adopt her? I have looked for three days to find answers and have been unable... Read more »
adopted when i was 10. adoptive parents and i have a on and off good relationship. Our relationship is good when we both treat each other fairly. It goes bad when they go and search for something to get mad about. And everytime something happens they say that If i continue down this road I will... Read more »
My daughter was so bad on drugs. Her oldest two boys her first HUSBAND has them and she is not aloud to be with them alone at all. I have daughter since she was 9 months. She is 2. heHER boyfriend had a 12 yr old let her live with me for a year,paid for everything for those 2 kId. She moved back... Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.