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Abt. A year ago my grandkids were taken by the state because

Abt. A year ago my grandkids were taken by the state because of parents drug use...they have been living with the mother sister since then...she no longer wants to take care of them...parents are still in a rehab condition trying to solve their drug problem..in a month they will be going to a foster home who wants to adopt my grandkids..I want custody of my grandkids and hopefully to adopt them..I want my grandkids because I love them dearly n they r part of my family. Prior to this my son n his family came to stay with me for six months because they needed help..after they moved out I would help them take care of my grandaughter on D weekends or whenever they needed help..when my grandkids were taken by the state I was accused by cps of negligent because they say that I would allow the parents be around my grandaughter..when she was in my care.. I love my grandkids very much..n I would never put them in a unsafe invironment their well being and safety were my priority concern when I had my grandaughter in my care...the state says that I can't be trusted so they took all my rights away from my grandkids because of a biased report on me when this incident happened..they say I can't be trusted...at the moment I have filled out a form to see if I can be qualified to foster my grandkids or to adopt them if it comes to this..I filled out this form and challenged cps of the report that the report on me was biased..I never neglected my grandkids..I will be going through an intensive review if I am qualified which I shldnt have to do because I did nothing wrong..I was just helping..what is my situation if I don't pass their qualification..I so dearly want my grandkids and their hearts and my families heart will be broken because we have built a strong loving relationship with them..what should I do?

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Well here is my issue I hope you can help. My son's father

Hi Pearl. Well here is my issue I hope you can help. My son's father has not paid child support in about 3 years and he has not seen our son in over 6 months by this point. He also has never signed his birth certificate, so under where is states "Father's Name" it is listed as unknown. Am I able to request to have his parental rights terminated?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, This is the first time I'm questioning this issueJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have my boyfriend who is willing to adopt my son if needed

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On March 3, 2015, I applied Fair Hearing on an adoption

On March 3, 2015, I applied for a Fair Hearing on an adoption subsidy from Seneca County, and a decision was made by Mary Pat Walsh in our favor (SH#85366). At that time, I was advised to ask for another hearing to address the time between my daughters adoption on Dec. 20, 2001 and March 3 2015. In the decision letter, it is stated that my daughter Hali was „erroneously referred to as hard to place, warranting a subsidy on that basis.” It then describes her disability and says that „the agency is in possession of evaluations and communications from the time of adoption, and the present, which support finding the child's condition as a permanent disability” and that she „ had the medical condition making her eligible for subsidy under handicapped child at the time of the original agreement.”Seneca County wants me to sign a new adoption agreement. This will pay me the difference in 2 levels of subsidy from March 3, 2015 and now, continuing. I feel that there are a couple of mistakes, that they are unwilling to change, and I want to make sure that these mistakes will not effect my new Fair Hearing. Those mistakes are 1) under „Type of subsidy condition, „medical” was checked. I believe that it should be „Physical”. Hali has qualified for NYSEd. Dept. ACCES-VR (vocational rehab) due to her condition. It is spelled out in NYS Educational law 1002, and NYS Public Health Law 2581.2) They have put me down as an „addition of an adoptive parent”, but I am a remarried widow. I am not new. Therefore I believe it should be a „name change”. I am wondering if that will effect my next Fair Hearing.Please advise

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My granddaughter has her mother's last name. She is now

My granddaughter has her mother's last name. She is now married, but not to my son. she wants to changer her name to her husbands last name because she has always had her mothers maiden name as her last name. Can she do this without my sons permission?

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My two kids were taken from me and will not tell me where

My two kids were taken from me and will not tell me where they are. What rights do I have. I am not there biological father, however, the bothe of them love me and call me Dad. The only document I have is a power of attorney signed by there mother. This was done so if there mother was tending to her own mother who is dying. Does that document have any power?

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If you are a legal guardian of a child but you are divorced

If you are a legal guardian of a child but you are divorced can the custodial parent force you to pay child support. The child lives in Alabama but I live in Louisiana. I presently give money monthly but I don't want to be forced to. Thanks!

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Can I file of non child support payments in Kentucky after

Can I file for adoption of non child support payments in Kentucky after giving custody of my grandchildren.

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I gave my child up . The child is 18 now. Can I legally

I gave my child up for adoption. The child is 18 now. Can I legally reach out to the child as well as the adoptive parents.

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I have a two year old grandson I buy all s clothes,diapers,

I have a two year old grandson for who I buy all his clothes,diapers, and food and take him to his wic and Dr visits and his mom is on drugs and I have always taken care of him my husband and son got in an argument now he won't let me see him and he has no where to stay and the baby's mom stays in a drug house what can I do to get custody or partial custody of Ian

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