My husband is an immigrant via adoption, but his relationship with his adoptive parents have never been on good terms. This is due to the parent's lack of demonstrating commitment towards taking care of him and helping him out during a crisis. Their actions range from throwing him out without a warning, to withholding vital identification documents and copying them, to demonstrating narcissistic/sociopathic characteristics behind closed doors. They've tried reconciling but it's failed numerous times due to the parents not admitting their faults, and the relationship is just toxic especially on an emotional level. For the sake of his well being and avoiding further conflict, he wants to clear his name from the adoption and terminate their rights as his parents. The sooner this is done the better.
My question is mainly what is it that we need to prepare for this case? What files need to be signed? Should we go to the county or state courthouse? When this goes through, would all of his possessions his adoptive parents kept from him be returned?
Also: Would the termination affect his citizenship despite being a citizen since 1995 and married to a US citizen?
A child cannot terminate the rights of the parents. This is just a general statement. Feel free to contact legal counsel to review your specific family law and/or immigration law questions.
This answer is for general purposes only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
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