I was told that no matter what my rights would be terminated. That I could fight it and lose them and any rights to future children, or Sign my rights and have a chance to interact with them. I was not informed that I could appeal if I fought and lost..now I'm out of prison and my children are adopted and the case is closed and I have no rights. Can u help me?
Once your rights are terminated, and the adoption is finalized, it is almost impossible to get those orders set aside to regain parental rights. You should speak with your court-appointed counsel or the child services worker to get clarification about what sort of contact might be able to be arranged, if the adoptive family is open to that.
Here is some non-legal but very practical advice for this situation:
1. Blaming others by saying they lied to you, trying to get your kids back, and that sort of thing, will only cause the adoptive family to shut you out.
2. Being respectful and honest, instead of trying to blame others for why you are in this situation, could go a long way towards potentially opening a door for some contact. But given your history, don't be surprised if that door stays closed until you have established a long track record of being stable and appropriate.
Best wishes for creating a stable and healthy life that will inspire confidence in others that you are a safe person with whom they can allow contact.
The advice given in this answer should be reviewed with legal counsel of your own choosing, to ensure that the specific and unique facts of your case are taken into account when evaluating the potential courses of action that are available to you and appropriate to attain your desired result. Therefore, do not rely on this response as a definitive answer to your question, but rather as a resource when considering your options.
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