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I am an adult adoptee searching for my birth parents. It was

I am an adult adoptee searching for my birth parents. It was a closed adoption. How can I obtain access to my sealed adoption information? I know I need to get a court order and fill out a petition form, but what is the best guarantee to obtain my records? In Michigan, between 1945 and 1980, all adoptions were closed.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have not filed anything as of yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No thank you

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Parental rights were terminated for our child and we have a

Parental rights were terminated for our child and we have a closed adoption. The birth mother has now decided that our child now 8 of whom we have had full time since age 4, that although she doesn't want him back she wants to communicate with him. Since neglect, abuse, alcohol n drug charges and jail time for mom was in his past he says his mother should get on with her life and leave him alone. Birth father has never shown interest in seeing him. Can we stop birth mom from contacting us?

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I am an adopted mother of a teen son who I fostered at 18 mo

I am an adopted mother of a teen son who I fostered at 18 mo and adopted at 4. His biological mother, who's parental rights where involuntarily terminated in Ohio continues to text, call and post things on Facebook to him. He told me she is promising to get him a car and wants him to move in when he turns 18. She is a felon, drug abuse, doesn't work and is on probation. I would like to stop her from contacting him. I didn't think it was legal, and I want to protect my son.

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After finalization of an adoption, are adoptive parents required

After finalization of an adoption, are adoptive parents required to keep in contact or send pictures? The adoption plan was for a closed adoption, but soon after placement she began wanting pictures...etc. We were instructed to oblige at least until finalization. At birth, baby tested positive for drugs and state was called in and things got pretty crazy. She ended up following through on the adoption plan, however, instead of the baby going to the state. Now that everything is final, are we okay to end contact with everyone involved without any consequences, legal or otherwise?

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Loren

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my girlfriend had twins that she claimed to be mine, they are

my girlfriend had twins that she claimed to be mine, they are 8 months old and live in california with a family, she said it was a closed adoption and now she wants them back, i never saw them i live in another state, she lives in ny and wants them back, is this possible? she wants me to pay process and child support, but she gave them up

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Samuel II

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My wife gave birth 23 years ago to a girl in a closed adoption

My wife gave birth 23 years ago to a girl in a closed adoption in the state of Rhode Island. Somehow the girl has found out my wife's identity. She has reached out to my wife via phone and Facebook etc... My wife's desire is that this adoption remain "closed". This girl has subsequently done "research" online and has reached out to at least 2 extended family members who were not aware of her existence.How can this happen? What are our legal avenues!

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Ely

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My father was in a closed adoption when he was an infant, he

My father was in a closed adoption when he was an infant, he is now deceased. How do I open those records to continue my family history?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Of the adopted child has died, can the biological parent find

Of the adopted child has died, can the biological parent find a way to contact the adopted parents?

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Alex J. Esq.

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How can I open a closed adoption in Virginia? I was adopted

How can I open a closed adoption in Virginia? I was adopted at two and a half years old and I am currently 51. I have encountered some recent health issues and have a 16 year old daughter and would like to have some kind of medical history; not to mention satisfy my curiosity.

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