My daughter is in the nicu and there is a child in there who is leaving with DFCS tomorrow. Is it possible to have the mother sign over her rights instead , and not have to go through the system. I’m only 21. My husband is 29. But with me being 21, I’m not yet able to adopt.
Firstly, if you are married, then you can adopt when you are 21 years of age. That law only applies to unmarried persons. Secondly, to answer your first question: a parent can sign over their parental rights at any time *prior* to DFCS’s filing of a petition to terminate the parent’s rights. So, likely, the mother has time now to sign surrender documents. You should consult an experienced adoption attorney and can find one through the Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers website, www.gacal.org
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