How do I stop my grandson from being adopted?
1 attorney answer
First, I'm so sorry to hear about your situation. Second, for your own privacy, please don't use specific names on this website.
Second, if DHR is involved and the case is still in the Juvenile Court rather than the probate court, you may be able to intervene in the "Termination of Parental Rights" case pursuant to Rule 24, Ala. R. Civ. Pro. (see http://judicial.alabama.gov/docs/library/rules/cv24.pdf) and claim that you are a "viable alternative" to termination and adoption.
Third, that may not matter when it comes to getting custody back. That's a different case. So, you have 3 possible different cases: (1) the "custody" case in the JU court, (2) the "termination of parental rights (TPR)" case in the Juvenile Court and possibly (3) an adoption case in the Probate Court.
You're really going to need a child custody lawyer to help you navigate this process. We wish you and your family the best.
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