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I have a 3 year old daughter and my husband wants to adopt her but only problem I don't know who my daughter's father. I was 17 and the guy I thought was her father wasn't. Idk who her father is I've tried to figure it out. I was young and stupid ...
In this case your husband will file a stepparent adoption. You will need to consult with an experienced adoption attorney to help you navigate through the Adoption Statute particularly as it relates to the unknown father. Every State has their own mechanism for dealing with this situation but it should not be terribly difficult. I would not anticipate a problem with what you are trying to do in this situation. Best of luck to you.See question
I was ordered to take a DNA test to determine if I'm the father of her child. If the results prove that I am the father can I voluntarily sign over my parental rights? I am not trying to avoid child support payments
Unless there is another person to adopt the child, the Court will not allow you to sign over your parental rights.See question
Their father moved to Wisconsin from fl 12/2015. He has spoken to them ten times since then and has not seen them. My husband has helped me raise them since 3/2013. Can he adopt them without permission from their father ?
You mentioned limited contact and no physical contact. You did not, however, mention any child support. Does he support the child because that is another factor that must be considered. It is always easier (and cheaper) to obtain his Consent to avoid the abandonment issues. I would definitely consult with an attorney about this situation. Best of luck to you.See question
The father hasn't seen his son and he not on birth certificate
It sounds like you are asking is if the father has had no contact with the child for over a year has he abandoned his interest in the child? I practice in Florida and there is no specific one year period in the statute but there may be a specific statute in Tennessee. You will need to contact a Tennessee attorney for advice. I hope that this was the question that you were trying to ask. Best of luck to you.See question
Long story short, I married 8 years ago and legally adopted my step son last year after bio parent signed over rights. Up to that point it was very traumatic for bio family to be involved in his life. Now that the adoption had been finalized they ...
The adoption legally severed the parent-child relationship with the biological parent and established your legal right (subject to all responsibilities) to this child. You have every right to say "No". It sounds like the emotions of this situation are running very high right now and contact may be detrimental to the child but the situation may change with time and your decision may also change. It depends greatly on the child and the situation with the biological family. This brings me back to an old adage: Parenting is not for sissies. Best of luck to you.See question
Ocseola Co Fl, guardian et litem has filed her report on Sept 12, 2016. I am not represented and everything looks in my favor for forcing my visitaion which my ex has tried to stop or block. How do I get the report put into the judges hands so she...
You are going to need an attorney to help you navigate this system. The answer to your specific question depends on many factors and an experienced attorney can help you through this process. This is not a do-it-yourself project. Best of luck to you.See question
9 years ago, my daughter was murdered by her father and during the process her paternal grandparents did everything in there Power to take advantage of the situation and take my son away from me. Then after a year of not letting me see my son they...
Usually there are very specific time limits to challenge an adoption and nine years is a very long time. However, I would still consult with an attorney in your area to discuss this situation. Best of luck to you.See question
We were placed with a baby boy when he was less than 2 months old. He will soon be 5. We were given permanent guardianship three years ago. Parents given monthly visits, same day on every month, ordered by judge. They also were ordered to pay sup...
Every State has different requirements for this type of case but it comes down to whether a parent has "abandoned" their interest in the child. This type of issue is very fact specific so I would recommend that you contact an area who is familiar with this type of case and lay out ALL the facts. A timeline of events with any documentation is normally very helpful. Best of luck to you.See question
my son pass with three skull fracture to the head and since I was the only care giver at the time my parental rights are going to be terminated from my three other children
Contact an attorney IMMEDIATELY. Best of luck to you.See question
I have an 9 year old child from a previous relationship. The father has not seen or contacted him since he was six months old. He is listed on the birth certificate and there is no court order or child support order in place. My husband is in t...
The father of this child has no relationship with this child and you indicated that you r new husband wishes to adopt the child (a stepparent adoption). With the help and advice of an attorney, approach the father about consenting to stepparent adoption and it should be relatively painless. Best of luck to you.See question