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I was informed last night that my son, Connor Odem, may have had a child out of wedlock wi

I was informed last night that my son, Connor Odem, may have had a child out of wedlock with an individual.As I'm told, Connor had communicated multiple times when he found out she was pregnant that he wanted to be a father to the child. Over the course of her pregnancy she had communicated that she had miscarried and the child had passed.We have since found out, as recently as last night, that the child was born and was apparently placed for adoption without Connor's knowledge or ours. The child was born 10/23/15 which would coincide with the timing of the pregnancy and the time he was dating the individual.What I've been told is that her mother was not fond of our family, not was the young lady, and they kept the child birth secret from us so we would not pursue. As that stands, baby was born and placed for adoption and apparently adopted.What I need to know is what options and rights may be available to us in this circumstance? The mother and Grandmother refuse to

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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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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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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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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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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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my son signed for his son to be adopted by a lawyer visiting

my son signed for his son to be adopted by a lawyer visiting him at college in another state to sign the papers. he doesn't know if the child was his but signed the papers without speaking to anyone. we are just finding this out and he is now confused what can he do. the adoption was handled in texas and the baby is in idaho

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Brandon M.

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The legal aid lawyer in NJ told me I gave up my rights as a

The legal aid lawyer in NJ told me I gave up my rights as a birth mother when I allowed my child to be adopted by a relative. As a result, I have no attorney going into a hearing that I requested so that I could see my child occasionally (the child knows who I am and we interacted very well at a recent family function). But the relative is furious that I would try for visitation (even supervised, short visits) and we go to court soon. I am petrified by my relative and would like a friend to speak and testify on my behalf. In NJ, is this allowed? If so, how does my friend prepare?

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