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Madonna M Finney

Tallahassee Adoption Lawyer.

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  1. How do access my cousin's adoption records?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Madonna M Finney
    2. Nancy Adair Cleaveland
    3. Elizabeth Rose Berkowitz
    3 lawyer answers

    Florida adoption records are confidential pursuant to statute. They are only subject to inspection upon order of the court. Madonna M. Finney Florida Board Certified Adoption Lawyer Tallahassee, FL 850-577-3077

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  2. I want yo know how it is DCF can take a child because of a accident.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Madonna M Finney
    2. Brent Allan Rose
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Juna Madray Pulayya
    4 lawyer answers

    Generally DCF removes a child for allegations of abuse, abandonment or neglect. It would seem they are alleging either abuse or neglect. You should immediately speak with an attorney that is familiar with dependency law and works in that area. When you go to court, you should both ask if you are eligible for court appointment of an attorney (ie. an attorney you do not have to pay for). Madonna M. Finney Florida Board Certified Adoption Lawyer

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  3. Can you adopt your own siblings? I have evidence of verbal abuse/mental cruelty in the house that my 3 little sisters live!

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Madonna M Finney
    2. Brent Allan Rose
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, a person can adopt their own siblings. Because they are your siblings, it would be considered a relative adoption. You would, however, need to terminate their parents parental rights. That means their mother and their father, assuming he fits into a category of man whose consent is required. If you believe they are in danger, you should seriously consider calling the Florida Abuse Hotline, 1-800-96-ABUSE Madonna M. Finney Florida Board Certified Adoption Lawyer Tallahassee, FL 850-...

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  4. I'm a minor and I wish to give custody of my child to my parents can I do this without consent of the father who was abusive?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Madonna M Finney
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    2 lawyer answers

    You should consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in adoption law to determine the best course of action, if adoption is your goal. Remember, adoption will terminate your parental rights, and you will become the child's legal sister. While there are many factors to consider, in the world of adoption law, lawyers deal with these issues on a regular basis. Since it appears you know his identity, Florida adoption law would require the father be served with a Notice of Intended...

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  5. How do i terminate rights of my child's father when I do not know his identity?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Madonna M Finney
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes, it is possible. You proceed as you would in any case. The law does not require the consent of an unknown father, however, you will likely be questioned as to how it is the father is unknown. You will have to provide information in a required inquiry as to the father. If you know his name, but not his location, you will have to do a diligent search and inquiry consistent with Florida law. I would suggest you consult with an attorney experienced in adoption law to assist you with this...

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  6. If you place a baby up for adoption does a judge have to o.k. how much money you get after you give birth?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Joseph Consbruck
    2. Madonna M Finney
    3. Earl Kenneth Mallory
    4. Nicole Ward Moore
    4 lawyer answers

    There is, and has been, a law that requires support over $5,000 be approved. This is not a new law. I don't know if there is a way to contact or send me a message on AVVO, if there is, I would be happy to share some more details with you. My toll free office number is 888-883-6830. Madonna M. Finney Board Certified Adoption Lawyer Tallahassee, FL

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  7. My babys mother is getting married in a few month and wants her new husband to adopt.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Madonna M Finney
    2. Brent Allan Rose
    3. John Arthur Smitten
    3 lawyer answers

    You will owe support until your child is adopted, then you will still owe back support unless you have an agreement that states otherwise. The adoption can't take place until she is legally married and you consent or they otherwise terminate your rights. If she has an attorney to prepare the stepparent adoption, that person could prepare your consent (the document you sign to agree to the adoption). You can ask that your agreement as to back support be put in that document as well. Just...

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  8. My husband and I are trying to adopt a 3-moth old baby girl from an illegal inmigrant (mother)

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Madonna M Finney
    2. Brent Allan Rose
    3. Earl Kenneth Mallory
    4. Michael J Corbin
    4 lawyer answers

    You should consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in adoption law to determine your best course of action. It sounds like you may have several complicated issues to deal with. It is important to know information for an attorney to answer your questions fully. It should be determined if this is a case in which the Hague Treaty applies. Is this child considered habitually resident in another Hague country? It is also important to know in which state you are attempting to adopt....

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  9. Where do I find paper work to reverse adoption...in Florida

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Eric J Trabin
    2. Madonna M Finney
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    3 lawyer answers

    I'm not sure this would be difficult. It would be an adult adoption. She does not even need your permission, they only must notice you. Madonna M. Finney Board Certified Adoption Lawyer Tallahassee, FL

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  10. If the father of my baby lives in other country

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Madonna M Finney
    2. Sema Yildirim
    3. David L. Hirsch
    3 lawyer answers

    You should consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in adoption law to determine your best course of action. While there are many factors to consider, in the world of adoption law, lawyers deal with these issues on a regular basis. There are also several questions to be answered and one would be to determine if this child, once born, would be considered a habitual resident of another Hague country. I realize the child may be born in the US, but he or she could be considered a...

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