Adoption Legal Questions and Answers

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The father acknowledged his paternity recently. For adopting the child, is the father’s consent necessary?

The father of the child (that we wish to adopt) acknowledged his paternity recently. Wouldn’t it be enough if we file for adoption with just the mother’s consent or do we need to get the father’s consent also in the case? Please tell me what the Arkansas law is in this regard.

03/02/2017   |   Category: Adoption   |   State: Arkansas   |   #33197

Can a consent to adoption be withdrawn by the parents after the entry of a decree of adoption?

The parents had happily agreed to give their child in adoption to me. Now when I got an order from the court and the adoption got confirmed, the parents want to take their child back. Can they withdraw their consent now? We live in Arkansas.

03/02/2017   |   Category: Adoption   |   State: Arkansas   |   #33192

Where is a petition for adoption filed?

I can’t conceive due to some medical issues. I’m planning to go for adoption. Where do I file the petition for adoption?

03/02/2017   |   Category: Adoption   |   State: Arkansas   |   #33191

In adoption, is the consent of the parent who abandoned or deserted the child, required?

I am thinking of adopting a child whose mother is a cancer patient. The father of this child left when this child was born, as he didn’t want the baby. Do I need to locate the father and get his consent for adoption?

03/02/2017   |   Category: Adoption   |   State: Arkansas   |   #33186

Can a 25 year old adopt a child? Please tell me Georgia law on this.

Can a 25 year old adopt a child? Please tell me Georgia law on this.

02/27/2017   |   Category: Adoption   |   State: Georgia   |   #32955

Can an abandoned father, who has a reason for abandonment, challenge the adoption of his child without his consent?

I was released from a prison after a sentence of two years. When I came back to my house in West Virginia, I found that my wife's sister adopted my 3-year-old daughter. She said that she did this since there was no news from me. I didn’t make any contact because I was in jail. How can I challenge this in court?

02/24/2017   |   Category: Adoption   |   State: West Virginia   |   #32816

Does a widow need the consent of her parents to give her child in adoption?

My husband died long back and now am living with my parents in West Virginia. I want to give one of my two children in adoption since I don’t even have any means to look after them. A couple came to adopt the child. But my parents are not giving consent. Is their consent required to give my child in adoption?

02/23/2017   |   Category: Adoption   |   State: West Virginia   |   #32751

Is there any age restriction to adopt an elder person in West Virginia?

I’m a 26-year-old engineer residing in West Virginia. Recently, I met with a woman who resembles my deceased mother. Can I adopt her and change her name to my mother’s name? She is ready, but her parents are not consenting to the adoption. She is elder than me. Is there any age restriction in adoption?

02/23/2017   |   Category: Adoption   |   State: West Virginia   |   #32749

Is an agreement that restricts an adoption is legally valid in West Virginia?

My sister and I had an agreement which has a condition that, if I ever adopt a child, I will adopt her son only, and I will not adopt any other child. Now my wife and I plan to adopt another child in West Virginia. Can we adopt that child? Are we obliged to adopt my sister’s son as stated by the agreement?

02/23/2017   |   Category: Adoption   |   State: West Virginia   |   #32746

Do the parents, who gave their son in adoption, have any legal right to know about him?

My husband and I are residents of West Virginia. Long back, we gave one of our twin children in adoption. Now we wish to see our other son, whom we gave in adoption. We asked his adoptive parents, but they denied. Do we have any legal right to see or know about him?

02/23/2017   |   Category: Adoption   |   State: West Virginia   |   #32741
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