Adoption Legal Questions and Answers
My parents died long ago and I live with my guardian at Georgia. I am a 15-year- old girl. I do not get along well with my guardian’s wife. I want to leave them. A couple, who knows my situation, is ready to adopt me. I wish to know whether my guardian has any right over me after adoption.12/21/2016 | Category: Adoption | State: Georgia | #28507
I am a sixteen-year-old living in California. I was adopted ten years ago and have been living with my adoptive parents ever since. I have not been able to accept my father and I do not get along with him. I would like to know how a biological father’s parental rights are terminated upon adoption?11/30/2016 | Category: Adoption | State: California | #27356
What are the circumstances under which the records of an adoptive child can be disclosed to him/her?
My husband and I live in California. We adopted a child 15 years ago from an agency. When he turned eighteen years, we informed him that he was adopted. Ever since then he wants to know more about his real parents and his origins. Is it possible to get such information?11/28/2016 | Category: Adoption | State: California | #27259
My husband and I live in California. We adopted a child 2 years ago and we love him as our own child. But he has not able to get along with us or accept us as his parents. He does not seem to be happy living with us and he keeps saying he wants to end the relationship. Is it possible for him to terminate the relationship with us? If so, how?11/24/2016 | Category: Adoption | State: California | #27131
I was adopted by my grandparents (my fathers parents) does that mean my father is my brother legally?
I was adopted by my grandparents (my fathers parents) does that mean my father is my brother legally?11/22/2016 | Category: Adoption | State: Florida | #27027
I'm married and my husband wants to adopt a child. What legal actions would need to be done to add parents' name on the adopted child's birth certificate? Would the original birth certificate be replaced by a new birth certificate?11/13/2016 | Category: Adoption | State: Oklahoma | #26655
My step-father adopted me. Is his son now my legal brother?11/06/2016 | Category: Adoption | State: Texas | #26263
The biological father of my children is deceased and I have since re-married. I am reluctant to consider step-parent adoption because I understand that doing so would then erase my kids' natural father from their birth certificate and other records. We really would hate to do that. However, we do desire for my husband to be able to act as a legal parent - making medical deci...09/09/2011 | Category: Adoption | State: Ohio | #25483
I have had Joint Managing Conservators over my nephew since 2008. He lived in Tx and I have always lived in Illinois. My brother has not talked to him for over a yr has not seen him in 3 yrs. His mother calls in maybe every 6 months has not seen him in 3 yrs they are divorced now. My brother has got married and the mother is in a relationship with a guy. My husband and I would ...05/23/2011 | Category: Adoption | State: Illinois | #24889
I need to send paperwork to my ex to terminate parental rights. I am married and he does not have a relationship with my daughter. My husband is doing to adopt. Is there something I can mail to him asap to have him sign. He has requested something mailed to him. He lives in Illinois I live in Washington state. What form would I send to him that is legal and binding?05/09/2011 | Category: Adoption | State: Illinois | #24800