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  • I would like to know how my husband can adopt my 5 year old daughter and have her last named changed
  • I was put into foster care when I was 8, and during that time my biological mothers rights were severed. I was adopted when I was 12, and love my family. My biological mother has contacted my numerous times after the agency leaked my last name. I am trying to figure out if it is legal for her to have any contact with me what so ever? I do not want to hear from her. She is NOT my mother and I want nothing to do with her.
  • I don't know who the father of my son is and there is no father listed on the birth certificate. My boyfriend would like to adopt my son when we marry in October- we have been together for 4 years. How do we start the adoption process?
  • My partner and i are ready to have children, a girl we know came to us with the news she was pregnant and did not know what she was going to do. After a while we mentioned adopting, she was hoping we would. She is 100% about us adopting her baby. Now how do we legally do this...also my partner and i are gay so only one of us will be able to legally adopt but we are just at a total loss of what to do, how to do it, and even if this is possible.
  • I was married in July 2005. I have a 12 year old daughter from a previous relationship and my husband would like to adopt her. Her biological father has been absent from our lives since 1996. What do we do?
  • at age 9 my mother remarried and he adopted me. I didn't want this cause I new my father would return. My natural father never new my mom was pregnant for him. I learned of my father at age 23. We are trying to build a relation ship, and I want my bio name back .What can I do?
  • I and my daughter have not seen my husband in 5 years. She is 6. He was abusive but never arrested because he was good at abusing without leaving marks and lying. He has taken steps to hide his whereabouts and stated that if he had to pay child support he would take custody. I have been with my current fiancé for about 3 years and he would like to adopt her. Can he do that before the divorce?
  • want to find out information on adoption,for a child that is not biologically is not mine. his mother and i were involved after she became pregent. he is now 10 and i have been there helping raise him since he was born. his biological father has not seen him in 9 years, and owes 16,000 dollars in child support.His mother and i are not togther anymore but i he spends every other weekend with me and holidays with me and i would like to adopit him
  • Son in prison for drugs only but will be in for several years (first time incarcerated). He is in a drug rehab program there. Grandmother from mother's side has custody of his child. She asked him to sign away his rights as a parent. When he refused she said she can go to court and adopt the child anyway because of his being in prison. Can she do this? Can he loose permanent custody with this.
  • i have a 5 month old. the father has isnt on the birth certificate, hasnt filed for rights or establishment of paternity through the courts or anything. he rarely sees the child and when he does its only when its convenient for him. and 98% of the time, he doesnt even claim the child as his own. for example: he tells me to have the real father pay for things. i do not know his current address and was curious about something. i am currently in a relationship with someone new. if i were to marry this person, could he legally adopt the my child? what would he have to do to legally adopt my child?

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