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This question deals with the opening of sealed adoption papers.
This question deals with the opening of sealed adoption papers. If the biological mother is deceased and one of her children from a marriage after the adoption process wants to open adoption papers to learn about the sibling she has never known, does the deceased biological mother still have rights to confidentiality.
26 Jan 2016I have a question regarding adoption/parental
26 Jan 2016I have a question regarding adoption/parental rights. My brother, Josh found out today that his ex girlfriend got pregnant from him and in December gave the baby up for adoption already. The last time they interacted it was in March/April of 2015. He has since moved D.C and She moved to Tampa bay. Previously they both lived in Miami FL (Miami Dade county). As the biological dad what are his rights and steps to take?
My 22 yr old niece just informed me that she is pregnant
Hi, my 22 yr old niece just informed me that she is pregnant and wants to move into our home with her baby. She has a history of drug abuse, depression and is just downright irresponsible and a very young 22 years. I obviously have some concerns, however I do want to help her. She has refused the idea of an abortion or an open adoption.I want to know, if she moves in with us and then we have problems with either drug abuse or she is being neglectful of the baby. How can I ensure the child's wellbeing? In other words, can we foster the baby so that if we have to evict her, we can keep/care for the baby until she's cleaned up?Does the law allow for any kind of legal recourse for family is in our position, who want to be sure that the needs of the child are being met?
I am in florida. The birthmother of my child is attempting
I am in florida. The birthmother of my child is attempting to pursue an adoption. I was in agreement in participating and finding an adoptive family. But apparently, I must sign all rights for the choice to go her and hope for her cooperation. Or, I must parent. Are these the only 2 steps that can be taken in this adoption process? Because if this is the case I intend to fight because she has a family in mind who is a family friend, in which case this "open adoption" will not be very open to me as I am not guaranteed rights in this case. Please helpAlso...in the case of parenting, I must provide a parenting plan and pay a "reasonable amount" of my income based on her expenses. She is vegetarian, lives in a high end apartment. I make decent money working for at&t, however, paying all of my bills and a large amount of hers based on the fact that she lives well above her means because she lives with her mother seems ludicrous
My husband and I, living in California, adopted a little girl
My husband and I, living in California, adopted a little girl from Georgia 3 years ago though open adoption and using an independent agency. The adoption has been a great success and are just coming back home from visiting her birth family in Gwinnett county. My daughter's birthmother have been in more trouble with the law and is now in prison for 2 years (sentenced 2 weeks ago). She has a 10 months old daughter that is with her mother for the time being. The child father is also in jail awaiting trial and does not want anything to do with the child. The birthmother is thinking to give her daughter for adoption and would like us to adopt her so she could be with her half-sister.My question to you is, assuming she make the decision and the father relinquish his right,1- Can we be considered for the adoption as we are not living in Georgia?2- Can we use a lawyer instead of an agency for this adoption? I assume we will need 2 lawyers one in CA and one in Georgia?3- Anything we should be aware before we invest more time and emotion in the process?
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We have adopted a 2yo child. In trying to comply with the courtView more family law questions
We have adopted a 2yo child. In trying to comply with the court order to provide,pictures,information regarding health and welfare, and scheduled visitations at the parents expense. Every communication with the childs alleged father, is very threatening. He and his mother has said hurtful to our family, with wild accusations of our keeping the child away from them. Calling us very nast names which are in saved e-mails. They have threatened to get the child back at any cost, which has drawn fear from us that they are capable of doing anything. We are afraid to take the child anywhere they might show up for fear of a confrontation. We are at wits end with the harassment and are pleading for assistance in handling this very delicate situation.