We just got mArried and I would love for him to adopt my kids.
The cost of your adoption will depend on a number of factors, including whether the children's biological father will agree to the adoption. To get a good sense of cost, you'll want to talk with an experienced adoption attorney about the specifics of your case, the attorney fees involved, costs that could be incurred, and other issues. You can find a list of experienced adoption attorneys on the website for the Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers, www.gacal.org.See question
My son is 3, his bio dad isn't on his birth certificate, he doesn't pay child support, & he hasn't seen him at all maybe once in his whole life. My fiance and I have been together almost three years we have a daughter together, he has taken care o...
I agree with my colleagues, Birney and Barbara. The termination and adoption process go hand-in-hand. When you are ready to move forward, contact an experienced adoption attorney to help the process move as smoothly as possible. The GCAL directory is a great place to start. www.gacal.org.See question
My husband and I are married for 8 years. I came to the U.S then through a fiancé visa with my almost 5 year old son (from a previous relationship). We have been living happily as a family since then but I am pregnant now and the desire to make o...
You need advice from an experienced adoption and immigration attorney. I highly recommend Irene Steffas and Jessica Gordon. You can find information about how to contact each of them on the website for the Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers, www.gacal.org, where you can visit the directory page. We are an organization of experienced adoption attorneys serving families in Georgia.See question
I've Googled and I haven't been able to find anything relating to this topic. Any help will be appreciated.
Adoption is a very fact-specific type of legal work. I recommend hiring an experienced adoption attorney to assist you. At a minimum, you will want to meet with an experienced adoption attorney for a consultation to learn what will be involved and make an informed decision about moving forward. You can find a directory of experienced adoption lawyers on the website for the Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers, www.gacal.org.See question
My husband is the only dad my son has known since he was 2. His biological father doesn't pay child support as he is ordered to (has never paid) and is constantly in and out of jail. (currently incarcerated on theft of a credit card). I want him ...
I agree that stepparent adoption sounds like an option in your case, but how quickly the process will go depends on a number of factors like whether the biological father consents or contests the adoption and if the court requires you to undergo an investigation and submit a court report. I also agree that you should consult with an experienced adoption attorney who can guide you through the stepparent adoption process and make sure that each step is completed properly. Stepparent and relative adoptions are deceptively simple because they have lower standards for termination of rights, but they are also among the most appealed adoptions. As a result, everything must be handled "by the book."
I would be willing to talk with you about your case, so feel free to contact me about a free initial consultation. You can also find a list of experienced adoption attorneys at the website for the Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers.
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i adopted her,and they say cause i get the money thats it is her income and it is not its only in my name
Adoption assistance benefits and SSI are benefits that are essentially from the same "pot," and you cannot "double-dip" by receiving the full amount of both. While the adoption subsidy check is made out to you, it is technically your daughter's benefit, and you receive it on her behalf. As a result, it is appropriate for the SSI benefit to be reduced by the amount of the adoption subsidy. The North American Council on Adoptable Children has an Adoption Subsidy Resource Center, if you would like more information on how the subsidy works.See question
What steps can be taken to find the child? should i hire a private investigator, if yes how to i find an honest and reliable one.
Wisconsin has a reunion registry, and this is usually the best place to start for birth parents and adoptees who want to search for their biological family and have a reunion. Be aware that there may be age requirements (these are usually applicable to the adoptee), so you may not be able to reunify unless your child is now over a certain age (18 is common).
Search and reunion can be an emotionally challenging process for birth families, adoptees, and adoptive families. Fortunately, there are some great resources out there. In addition to those available through the Wisconsin Reunion Registry, an adoption therapist in Georgia, Leslie Pate Mackinnon, has a great book list on her website, and there is a section on reunion.
I hope this information is helpful. Good luck.See question
On4/19/11 My husband and i got a call from his aunt saying that her son's girlfriend needed some1 to take her baby..(The mother is in prison)The baby way born 6/21/11we picked her up from the hospital on 6/23/11 & have had her since then..she has ...
To answer your specific question, yes, you can move forward with an adoption. There are no time requirements for when an adoption petition may be filed. That said, the likelihood of success depends on a number of factors that you should discuss with an adoption attorney. Adoption is definitely an area where it is not wise to represent yourself because there are so many specific requrements to meet.
I do handle adoptions in Paulding County and would be happy to speak with you to discuss your options. You can find a list of other experienced adoption attorneys on the website for the Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers.See question
I found out I was adopted at age 12 and ever since I have wanted to find my birth parents. However, our adopted father and mother have decided not to tell my twin brother and I. I do not know where to start beside getting my birth certificate. Whi...
It is completely understandable that you would like to have information about your background. You do not say how old you are or in what state you were adopted. To some extent, the information you can obtain will depend on these two factors. A good place to start is the Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry. If you were adopted in another state, they can likely direct you to a similar resource in the other state. (You could also google "adoption reunion registry" and the state of your adoption.) Another great resource is the Georgia Center for Resources and Support, which has some information on search and reunion. Finally, the website for Leslie Pate Mackinnon, an adoption counselor, is an excellent resource (check out her book resource list at the link in the upper right corner of the home page).
It is possible that you can get the information you seek without filing anything in court, but be aware that you may have to hire an attorney to file an action to unseal your adoption record. In some states, like Georgia, this can be a last resort, but in other states, it is the only way to get information.
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My 7yo son's bio has sporadically been in his life, leaving their relationship weak to non existent. He is on court ordered child support but is behind and has tried to bribe and threaten me to take him off. I have recently had a restraining order...
I think the answers already provided have responded well to your question. I'll just add that you can find a list of experienced adoption attorneys on the website for the Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers.See question