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  • How can I adopt them without risking losing them or avoiding them getting hurt by the situation?

    I've had custody of my 2 children for almost 10 years now, they are turning 10 and 11. I am not their biological mother and we are not blood related. I want to adopt them but don't know exactly where to begin. The biological mother will not approv...

    Jeanne’s Answer

    You should contact an attorney to handle this matter as at first blush you have very good facts to support an adoption. In Florida, a birth mother who desires to establish and/or protect her parental rights is expected to pay a fair and reasonable amount of the expenses incurred in connection with the children, in accordance with her financial ability, and establish a relationship with them through regular visits, calls and communication. The failure to provide financial support for the children remains a basis for the court to waive her consent, terminate parental rights and grant your adoption. Tampa attorney

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  • Do I have a strong case to pursue a step parent adoption if he contests?

    My daughter is 6 yrs old. Her biological father has not seen her or had contact in 5.5 yrs. He has been incarcerated on and off the majority of that time. He has never provided any type of monetary support. My husband of 5 years wants to legally a...

    Jeanne’s Answer

    At first blush you have very good facts to support an adoption. In Florida, if able and aware of the pregnancy or the birth of the child, a birth father that desires to establish and/or protect his rights is expected to pay a fair and reasonable amount of the expenses incurred in connection with the mother's pregnancy and the child's birth, in accordance with his financial ability, when not prevented from doing so by the birth mother. His commission of criminal acts and his failure to provide financial support to you and the child can justify a termination of his parental rights.

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  • Can my husband adopt my son

    My husband wants to adopt my 2 year old son his biological father has neverbal been in his life wI'll not do DNA is not on the birth certificate and is in jail

    Jeanne’s Answer

    You should contact an attorney to handle this matter . In Florida, if able and aware of the pregnancy or the birth of the child, a birth father that desires to establish and/or protect his rights is expected to pay a fair and reasonable amount of the expenses incurred in connection with the mother's pregnancy and the child's birth, in accordance with his financial ability, when not prevented from doing so by the birth mother. We attempt to locate and contact birth fathers to see if they will voluntarily cooperate with the adoption and sign a consent or affidavit of nonpaternity. For unmarried biological fathers who are located and will not cooperate, we seek a court determination that he has no rights to the child. In such cases, his failure to provide financial support to the birth mother during her pregnancy remains a basis for the court to waive his consent and the judge will determine if he provided the pre-birth support necessary to prevent adoption.

    Jeanne T. Tate P.A.
    418 West Platt Street
    Tampa, Florida 33606
    (813) 258-3355 ext 101
    (813) 258-3373 Facsimile
    www.floridaadoptionattorney.com

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  • Where do I go to get my adopted daughters birth certificate and put my name as the father

    My girlfriend at the time was going through a divorce with her husband. Once the divorce went throught, we got married and her x relinquished his rights to their daughter. The judge allowed me to adopted their daughter and finalized the adoption. ...

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    The clerk's office in any county can give you the form to put your name on the birth certificate. If you had an attorney handle your adoption, then this should have been done at the time the adoption was finalized. If this was not done, e-mail me and I will send you the form Jeanne@jtatelaw.com You will need to include a certified copy of the final judgment of adoption to get this done now.

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  • Step-parent adoption: how do i file?

    Doing a step-parent adoption pro se....I'm crazy i know. Ex husband is consenting to the adoption but lives in Washington state. I've been told that the petition must be filed first...before the consent & waiver...but the forms I'm filling ...

    Jeanne’s Answer

    You should contact an attorney to handle this matter and since it is voluntary, the expense should be less. You need to secure the consent before you file your action but the consent is a very specific and detailed document and must comport with Florida law. TI must be witnessed by two people and notarized by a different person. You also need an adoption disclosure, an ICWA affidavit and other forms. You also need to check the Putative Father Registry. Jeanne Tate

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  • IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET GREEN CARD BEING ADOPTED AS ADULT CHILD, HOW COMPLICATED IS THE PROCESS?

    I am an Nepali citizen aged 23 yrs and i have a very good relation with an american citizen that she want to adopt me as a son. Her economic condition is very good and she want me to come to USA. Is it possible to be adopted as a adult child and g...

    Jeanne’s Answer

    Adoption will not automatically make you a United States Citizen because you are over the age of 16 and from Nepal. The United States citizen can adopt you doing an adult adoption however this does not give you entry into the United States, you still have to follow the immigration laws to legally come into the United States, i.e., apply for a visa, etc. The United States Citizen and Immigration Services may not acknowledge the adoption and view it as you trying to circumvent the immigration laws.

    We are not immigration lawyers and we recommend you consult with one to learn how you can legally enter the United States. Once here legally, we would be more than happy to assist with an adult adoption and then your immigration lawyer can advise you on how to adjust your status if legally possible to get a permanent resident card.

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  • How can we adopt a family member baby from out of state and what is the cost?

    I have a niece that will have a baby soon and she wants me and my husband to adopt the baby,but she is out of state. she is not married to the baby daddy. We would love to adopt but need to know what can we do the baby is due on 10/15/12. Thanks

    Jeanne’s Answer

    Madonna has provided sage advice and I would add that you should consult with a board certified adoption attorney as they are specialists in this complex interstate matter. You will definitely need an attorney and you will want to make sure this important matter is handled competently. There are a number of resources to help you navigate this territory, from financial help if that is needed to legal and social assistance. Please feel free to visit my website for some of this information www.floridaadoptionattorney.com Best, Jeanne T. Tate

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  • If I am a grandfather trying to adopt my grandson, do I have to file a motion to search the putative father registry?

    My daughter consents to the adoption and the father is unknown.

    Jeanne’s Answer

    Yes you need to search the putative father registry in all adoptions.

    Jeanne T. Tate P.A.
    418 West Platt Street
    Tampa, Florida 33606
    (813) 258-3355 ext 101
    (813) 258-3373 Facsimile
    www.floridaadoptionattorney.com

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  • How does my ex husband sign over his rights so my husband can adopt them?

    My ex husband wants to sign over his rights. He owes 40,000 in childsupport and thats the main reason why. I want him to sign over his rights so my husband now can adopt them. My ex lives in Ga and thats where we were divorced. I live in FL. I'm n...

    Jeanne’s Answer

    You should contact an attorney that specializes in adoption to handle this matter in Florida. A step parent petition for adoption can be filed to terminate the father's paretnal rights and finalize the adoption by your current husband. We can conclude those cases in a few weeks if all are coopearative.

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    OFFICES Orlando, Tampa, Naples
    www.floridaadoptionattorney.com

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  • Dont know the biological father

    I dont know who the biological father is I was out with some friends was drugged and raped and ended up pregnant I kept my son and im now happily married to a wonderful man who was there for the birth of my son and put his name on the birth certif...

    Jeanne’s Answer

    It is not clear from your question if you were married at the time your son was born. That answer has a material affect on the answer to your question. If you provide that informaton, I can gie you a ore accurate answer. Jeanne Trudeau Tate

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