Each case is different and each case demands the attention of an experienced attorney. It is possible that the relatives will adopt. It is also possible to have an open adoption, where you get to visit with the child.
R. Jason de Groot, Esq., 386-337-8239
it sounds as if, but I cannot be sure from your question, that you have been involved in a dependency proceeding, under chapter 39. If that is the case the court has the power to terminate your parental rights and place the child with the department for adoption. The court does not have the authority to direct who the adopting parents will be. That authority belongs exclusively to the department.
You should consult with an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney for you (if this is indeed a chapter 39 proceeding).
The above is for informational and educational purposes only, does not establish an attorney client relationship, and cannot be relied upon as legal advice. The only legal advice offered is to have this matter reviewed and discussed by a competent attorney of your own choice.
I agree with Mr. Rogers that it sounds like you are involved with Chapter 39, which has its own set of rules. My best advice is to seek the advice of an attorney who handles Chapter 39 cases. It also sound like you may be entitled to a court appointed attorney. Best of luck to you.
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