My daughter is 16 years old. She has been raised by her dad (not biological) and I. He has been there since I was pregnant with her and signed her birth very. Her bio dad gave up rights when she was 2. He has seen her off and on through the years ...
It does not sound as though rights were terminated. Unless someone adopted your daughter the birth father probably still has parental rights. A court order stating he has no visitation is not a termination order. You can start a termination action by filing and serving a petition to terminate parental rights. You must show that he he is unfit to parent. Her "dad" may then adopt and the birth father will have no parental rightsSee question
My husband has full time custody of his 12 year old son, mom seeing him 2 times monthly. In May of 2016 she got really drunk and threw him around the cops were called. This summer we took her back to court to change parenting plan to include dru...
You may file and serve the birth mother with a petition to terminate parental rights any time. You must show that she is unfit to parent and it sounds as though you have a strong case to do so. She is entitled to a court appointed attorney in a termination actionSee question
My sons father and I have agreed to have him sign over his parental rights. My fiancé has already agreed to adopt my son. I need to know what do I need to do to make that happen and how to go about doing that. Also my sons father lives out of state
In order to terminate the biological father's rights you must obtain his consent. If he refuses to sign a consent you must file a petition to terminate and set a court hearing. If he fails to respond to the petition or show up at the court hearing he will be found in default and you may proceed with an adoption. Your fiancée must obtain a home study recommending him as an adoptive parentSee question
I am married my husband and I make good money, however my husband has been in jail in the past. He has straightened out his life and is doing great now. We are having trouble conceiving a child. My little sister is unmarried and 18 years old. Woul...
Your husband would have to pass a home study. The home study provider will review your husbands criminal history and determine whether she or he can recommend the two of you as adoptive parents. If so you should have no problem adopting. You will have to obtain the consent of your sister and the birth father of the child. If the birth father is not aupportive you will not be able to proceed with an adoption unless you can show that he is unfit to parentSee question
My fiance and I currently live with her 65 year old mother as does her sisters family , they are wanting too throw out her mom's stuff with saying anything to her since she is currently in the hospital and I know that she's don't like her stuff ge...
You may repost the situation to your fiancée mother. If she is unable to respond because she is incapacitated you can report the matter to adult protective services. Finally if you feel that your future mother in law is being exploited and is unable to care for herself you can file a vulnerable adult petition. But I would start by making a referral to adult protective servicesSee question
My oldest son's biological father wants nothing to do with his son and has told me on numerous occasions he would be more than willing to sign over his rights so that way my boyfriend can adopt him. My boyfriend has been around since the moment I ...
Yes your boyfriend may adopt. He will have to obtain a homedtudy and be recommended as an adoptive parent by the home study provider. The biological father will have to appear before a judge and sign a consent relinquishing his parental rights.See question
The person being adopted is 17 and under the custody of his grandparents who have kicked him out. He wants me to adopt him and the grandparents may be willing to just sign over custody. He is living with me and is under my care daily. I provide fo...
In an adult adoption the birth parent rights are not terminated and it is not necessary to give the birthparent(s) notice of the adoption proceeding. A petition is filed and a decree of adult adoption is presented to the judge in the superior court. A new birth certificate is issued with the adoptive parents name. The adult being adopted may also change their name if they chooseSee question
The father of my child says he wants to voluntarily sign his rights away from our son. Is he allowed to do this?
Yes. But only if there is some to adopt. And there are some options. If you are in a relationship with someone that you trust to be a parent that person may adopt. You need not be married. It is also possible to do a second parent adoption. One of your parents may become a parent to the child.See question
My husband and I are in early stages of a possible private adoption. We live in Seattle, Wa and the birth mother lives in Idaho state. She will however be giving birth in a hospital in Spokane, Washington. Would this still be considered an inter...
I would assume interstate compact applies and proceed accordingly. You and the birthmother reside in different states I suggest you contact the interstate compact offices and ask how they would like you to proceed under these circumstances.
The birth mother should always be offered an attorney. If she chooses Togo forward without one only one attorney is nessary
It may be better to terminate under Idaho law depending upon the particular facts. An attorney that practices in Idaho and Washington would be able to terminate rights in Idaho and finalize in Washington. As Washington residents you would be unable to finalize in Idaho. A Washington attorney could do both termination and finalization under Washington law. The choice of law will depend upon the birth father. In Idaho it is not necessary to give the birth father notice if he is not married to the birth mother and fails to register.
Me and my wife are currently trying to conceive a baby but the problem is that I have had my parental rights terminated a few years back with my first two children and their mother.
It depends upon the reason the children were removed in the past. When the child is born, if there are concerns, Child Protective Services may put a hold on the baby and investigate whether it is safe to release the baby to you. If CPS decides it is not safe, the baby could be placed in foster care if there is no appropriate relative to care for the child. CPS will also consider allowing you to place the child at birth to an approved adoptive family of your choice. Doing so would avoid having the child placed in foster care. Termination of your rights for other children does not automatically bar you from having children and raising them.See question