Adoption

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Question: I was married in July 2005. I have a 12 year old daughter from a previous relationship and my husband would like to adopt her. Her biological father has been absent from our lives since 1996. What do we do?

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Question: My 17 year old sister in law is pregnant and would like my husband and I to adopt her baby. What do I need to do to make this legal? What do I do if the father is not able to care for the child....but still wants him, he will probably end up in foster care if the father takes him.

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Question: My Son fathered 2 children with a lady who was married to someone else at the time of birth.She listed her husband as the father on the birth certificate. She was killed in an accident recently and was still legally married at the time , but had been seperated from her husband and lived with my son for 5 years.Her husband and her had filled out & had notarized a from called voluntary paternity , but never listed my son as the father , he did aknowledge he was not the father.My son had dna test done and they do show he is the biological father.How does he get the name changed on the birth certficate.He has the children , that is not an issue , just want to make sure all is legal in the eyes of the courts/state.How do we proceed ?

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Question: If I want to sign away my rights to my children so that they can be adopted by their stepfather,what steps do I need to take? How do I petition the court, or am I able to even do this?

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Question: I am looking to give my unborn child up for adoption to my uncle and his wife in another state. What steps do we need to take with the least amount of legal expenses on both our ends?

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Question: want to find out information on adoption,for a child that is not biologically is not mine. his mother and i were involved after she became pregent. he is now 10 and i have been there helping raise him since he was born. his biological father has not seen him in 9 years, and owes 16,000 dollars in child support.His mother and i are not togther anymore but i he spends every other weekend with me and holidays with me and i would like to adopit him

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Question: What is the first step I would take to have my husband adopt my first child? What if the father is unknown and not on the birth certificate?

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Question: I have a parental relationship with a 21 year old who's mother is deceased. We would like it if I could adopt him legally to solidify the family relationship, my children, this person and myself have discussed it in depth. Is this a possibility in Arizona?

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Question: I am the biological father,a perternity test was done and I was in prison when she was born.I was to follow all D.E.S programs,But had to put it off til I took care of a fauls accusation in a fellony case-which got dissmissed.And now she was adopted out and I was not notified (but had no stable address). Can the adoption be reversed? I reside in Arizona if that helps.

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Question: My partner and i are ready to have children, a girl we know came to us with the news she was pregnant and did not know what she was going to do. After a while we mentioned adopting, she was hoping we would. She is 100% about us adopting her baby. Now how do we legally do this...also my partner and i are gay so only one of us will be able to legally adopt but we are just at a total loss of what to do, how to do it, and even if this is possible.

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Question: Son in prison for drugs only but will be in for several years (first time incarcerated). He is in a drug rehab program there. Grandmother from mother's side has custody of his child. She asked him to sign away his rights as a parent. When he refused she said she can go to court and adopt the child anyway because of his being in prison. Can she do this? Can he loose permanent custody with this.

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Question: Do my husband & I need to notify the parents of my husband's grandson, whom we've raised since 2003, that we wish to adopt him if the parents rights were temporarily terminated in 2000 and never restored? Mom's out of state & agreeable, dad is in prison where he's been most of the child's life.

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Question: I have 2 step children by 2 different fathers. The father are not on the birth certifercate, but know about the children and chose not to be in there live how can I adopt them both.

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Question: My partner and I are having a baby. I am the biological mother. How can she adopt as a second parent once the child is born? There will be no other legal parent at the time of the child's birth besides myself.

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Question: My husband would like to adopt my three children from a previous marriage. The issue is their father has been deported from the United States and is not allowed to return to this country. I have full legal and physical custody of the children which was given in our divorce prior to his deportation. my husband provides all support to them. How would we go about having my husband adopt the kids knowing that their father would not be able to sign any consents etc?

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Question: I have a 21 yr old handicapped son whom my current husband would like to adopt, is this possible considering his age even though he is disabled?

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Question: We need a good adoption lawyer. Thx

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Question: How do i adopt my step son (13yrs).His mother and i are getting a divorce and have been separated for over a year. adoption will be uncontested by both parents. The child wants to live with me and has been for the last year along with his 4 brothers and sisters .I have been his step-father since he was 6 months old. I am ready to remarry after the divorce is final.Do i get the divorce , re-marry, Then adopt him or do i have to stay married in order to adopt him? Note:The mother may have a life threatening condition and wants to make sure he stays with me in the case that she dies.

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Question: can a grandparent adopt their grandchild before a non blood relitive

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Question: I recently found out that I am the bio-logical father of a 14 year old daughter who has been adopted. I never knew until June 2011 that I was this child’s father. What rights do I have since this was done without my knowledge? This was actually done in Colorado but I reside in Arizona. I do not want to up-root my child from her adoptive family as she has been with them for 6 years but I would like to met her and let her know that I did not abandon her and I am here for her if she wants to get to know me.

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Question: i have a 5 month old. the father has isnt on the birth certificate, hasnt filed for rights or establishment of paternity through the courts or anything. he rarely sees the child and when he does its only when its convenient for him. and 98% of the time, he doesnt even claim the child as his own. for example: he tells me to have the real father pay for things. i do not know his current address and was curious about something. i am currently in a relationship with someone new. if i were to marry this person, could he legally adopt the my child? what would he have to do to legally adopt my child?

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Can I adopt my spouse’s children if I am a convicted felon?  And what is an expedited case plan with child protective services mean?

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Question: If my aunt wants to adopt me does my mother have to agree with it?

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Question: I am willing to give up my parental rights to my ex wives husband to adopt my child. What steps do my child's step father and I need to take to make this happen?

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Question: If a friend wants me to adopt her unborn baby, and I am not yet certified to adopt when the baby is born, am I still allowed to take the baby home from the hospital?

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Question: My ex-husband wants to give up right to our kids .(I think so he wont have to pay child support)And asked if my current husband would adopt them. My question is how long is this process and how much would it cost IF I ever decided to go along with it?

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Question: If I was married when I adopted my daughter and I was the only one to sign the papers that day because my husband had to work, does my husband have any legal rights to our daughter?

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Question: my question is if i adopt my grandson he is 4 will he still recieve state acess?I cannot afford to have him on mine.i have had coustody of him since he was 7-8 months old.I was awarded permanent Guardin of him since Nov.5th 20013 I have filed for adoption through greenlee county.Thank you lydia

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Question: i have three children already and I am pregnant with a fourth that is going up for adoption. my question is if the newborn has marijuana in his system at birth what will happen to my other three?

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Question: My girlfriend is due any day now. She has been doing drugs throughout the pregnancy and trying to put the baby up for adoption. I am the father and am out of work and don't have a stable place to live. If both my girlfriend and I agree can I sign the baby over to my mom and will Cps still get involved if we do so. She just signed an adoption plan so would my mom still be able to take the baby home. I am against the adoption.

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Question: My girlfriend is due any day now. She has been doing drugs throughout the pregnancy and trying to put the baby up for adoption. I am the father and am out of work and don't have a stable place to live. If both my girlfriend and I agree can I sign the baby over to my mom and will Cps still get involved if we do so. She just signed an adoption plan so would my mom still be able to take the baby home. I am against the adoption.

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Question: If my child has not even met his birth father and the birth father has not contacted me since he was born, can my fiance adopt my son? He has been with me since I was 2 months pregnany and m so is & months old.

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Question: I have two grandsons, 3yrs. old and 6yrs old. I am the maternal grandmother with the 6yr. old in my care and pending an adoption. The paternal grandmother was charged with domestic violence and has the 3 yr. old in her care awaiting adoption. Will she still be allowed to adopt whether the charge has been dropped or not?

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Question: My parental rights were severed do i have to wait until they turn 18 to contact them? How do I find them?

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Question: My daughter was born in las vegas her biological father has not had any contact since she was 1. My boyfriend has been raising her since she was 18 months old. can he adopt her ? her birth certificate has none of her biological fathers information , she how ever has mine and his last name. How would we go about having him adopt her and her receiving his last name?

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Question: I was put into foster care when I was 8, and during that time my biological mothers rights were severed. I was adopted when I was 12, and love my family. My biological mother has contacted my numerous times after the agency leaked my last name. I am trying to figure out if it is legal for her to have any contact with me what so ever? I do not want to hear from her. She is NOT my mother and I want nothing to do with her.

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Question: My 5 year old niece is currently in CPS custoday for the 3rd time, in AZ. I am in Florida. She has been placed with friends of the mothers who do not have a foster license. Both the mother and father have said they want to sign away their parental rights and have me adopt my niece. They know they can never properly care for her and I can. If they tell CPS that they want to terminate their rights and give me permanent legal guardianship until I can adopt her what is the process? How long will it take to get her out of foster care and into my home?Not the actual adoption, just being placed here

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Question: When children are ADOPTED by the grandparents and the children were in cos custody at the time they were adopted. Does the grandparent get monthly checks fro the state?

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Question: at age 9 my mother remarried and he adopted me. I didn't want this cause I new my father would return. My natural father never new my mom was pregnant for him. I learned of my father at age 23. We are trying to build a relation ship, and I want my bio name back .What can I do?

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Question: I and my daughter have not seen my husband in 5 years. She is 6. He was abusive but never arrested because he was good at abusing without leaving marks and lying. He has taken steps to hide his whereabouts and stated that if he had to pay child support he would take custody. I have been with my current fiancé for about 3 years and he would like to adopt her. Can he do that before the divorce?

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Question: I have had my step daughter since she was 1 year old. She will be 6 soon. I have raised her as my own, taking her to the doctor, school ect. She lives with my husband and our children full time. My husband has full custody. Bio mother has not been in her life consistently ever. She has never taken her to the doctor, paid child support or kept a consistent schedule with her. We have given her several chances. Bio mom has been in and out of jail and not stable. How would we go about having her rights severed so I can adopt her?

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Question: I am the legal guardian of my two grandsons. Their mother (my daughter) is in prison. The father refuses to accept any responsibility saying they are not his children, even though he was married to my daughter when all three of the children were born. The Court has ordered him to have paternity testing, but he has refused to do so. I am 52 years old and need help supporting these children. Since their father refuses, and their mother is in prison, can I adopt these children and get any kind of aid for them?

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Question: I am the legal guardian of my two grandsons. Their mother (my daughter) is in prison. The father refuses to accept any responsibility saying they are not his children, even though he was married to my daughter when all three of the children were born. The Court has ordered him to have paternity testing, but he has refused to do so. I am 52 years old and need help supporting these children. Since their father refuses, and their mother is in prison, can I adopt these children and get any kind of aid for them?

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Question: My girlfriend has a teenage daughter with no father listed on her birth certificate however both the child and the mother know the father and he is present in his daughters life. My girlfriend and I have discussed this matter and we are interested in me adopting her daughter to allow me to fully provide and care for her. what is the process to make this happen?

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Question: I am 18 years old and my little sister (age 8) is currently in a CPS case. It looks as if my mother will lose, but the woman that wants to take my little sister is not a good woman. Is there a way that I can adopt my sister? I have a very steady job as a nanny, so I could have her with me at work. I live in a good apartment. I have all the means necessary to raise a child. Is there any way that it is possible?

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Question: My stepsons father is not on the birth certificate and paternity has never been established legally. Do my wife and I still need to get his consent for me to able to adopt him?

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Question: my daughter has been going through cps for a year. right now child is with the dads mom foster care. if my grandson is put up for adoption can I adopt my grandson. I am the mothers mother. the other grandma does not want to. what rights would I have to be able to do this?

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Question: Can lesbian adopt

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Question: I lost my parental rights to my kids. I have since been clean for 13 months. I want to get in touch with the adopted parents. I want to be in my kids life. I dont know where to start though.

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Question: I'm 25 years old, and was wondering if its still possible for my stepdad to adopt me. We have been trying to do it for years but have never actually started the process and would like to do so now. If someone could please give me an answer it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Question: If i get amincipated do i lose all my benefits with cps?

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Question: how can i find my sister when all i know is the day and town she was Born?

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Question: wutsteps shuld I take to gain custody of my nephew, 12 yrs old, who now is living with my sister, not his parent

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Question: what dose my husband need to Adopt my child. He has been in her life for 11 years and she dose not know that my husband is not her biologic father. My husband would like to adopt her before we tell her the truth. Can you please help me, and tell me what do we need to do first. Thank you so much. Isa Rodas

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Question: Can my dad adopt me at the age of 26

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Question: ive had this child for 10 years, she thinks im her mom, but i have only legal and Permanente physical custody, i want to adopt her

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Question: I would like to know how my husband can adopt my 5 year old daughter and have her last named changed

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QUESTIONS

  • want to find out information on adoption,for a child that is not biologically is not mine. his mother and i were involved after she became pregent. he is now 10 and i have been there helping raise him since he was born. his biological father has not seen him in 9 years, and owes 16,000 dollars in child support.His mother and i are not togther anymore but i he spends every other weekend with me and holidays with me and i would like to adopit him
  • My daughter was born in las vegas her biological father has not had any contact since she was 1. My boyfriend has been raising her since she was 18 months old. can he adopt her ? her birth certificate has none of her biological fathers information , she how ever has mine and his last name. How would we go about having him adopt her and her receiving his last name?
  • what dose my husband need to Adopt my child. He has been in her life for 11 years and she dose not know that my husband is not her biologic father. My husband would like to adopt her before we tell her the truth. Can you please help me, and tell me what do we need to do first. Thank you so much. Isa Rodas
  • My husband would like to adopt my three children from a previous marriage. The issue is their father has been deported from the United States and is not allowed to return to this country. I have full legal and physical custody of the children which was given in our divorce prior to his deportation. my husband provides all support to them. How would we go about having my husband adopt the kids knowing that their father would not be able to sign any consents etc?
  • My 5 year old niece is currently in CPS custoday for the 3rd time, in AZ. I am in Florida. She has been placed with friends of the mothers who do not have a foster license. Both the mother and father have said they want to sign away their parental rights and have me adopt my niece. They know they can never properly care for her and I can. If they tell CPS that they want to terminate their rights and give me permanent legal guardianship until I can adopt her what is the process? How long will it take to get her out of foster care and into my home?Not the actual adoption, just being placed here
  • i have three children already and I am pregnant with a fourth that is going up for adoption. my question is if the newborn has marijuana in his system at birth what will happen to my other three?
  • I would like to know how my husband can adopt my 5 year old daughter and have her last named changed
  • If I want to sign away my rights to my children so that they can be adopted by their stepfather,what steps do I need to take? How do I petition the court, or am I able to even do this?
  • If I was married when I adopted my daughter and I was the only one to sign the papers that day because my husband had to work, does my husband have any legal rights to our daughter?
  • how can i find my sister when all i know is the day and town she was Born?

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