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If the step father backed out of the adoption before it was finalized, then the child is still legally yours. Even though you said that was what your son wanted, I would strongly advise not giving up all rights to him. As a child, he is not capable of making such an important decision that will impact him for the rest of his life, as it will you, too. Also, how do you know he wasn't influenced by his mother or someone else to say that he wanted to be adopted? Please, do your best to develop or renew your relationship with your son, and have the lines of communication wide open. He may need YOU more than you realize. If you feel your life is at a point where you can't be a father to him now, you need to realize that situations do change, and for the better. And it would be such a tragedy for you to let him be adopted, then get back on your feet and want your son back when it's too late. Later, when he is older, both of you will be glad you didn't give up your rights to your son, and any future grandchildren. But once you burn that bridge, you can't ever go back. So please reconsider this for his sake, as well as yours. Also, imagine how your son must feel, knowing his father was willing to let him be adopted, then the step father backed out. That may very well cause emotional scarring, believing that no one wants to be his dad. That, too, would be a tragedy.
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If the father signs over rights and the child is adopted by a step-dad does the biological father's family have rights to visitation?
the family NEVER has the legal right of visitation if not awarded specifically by a state court. Morally, if the intentions of visitation are simply for acknowlegement of rel…ation, then legal guardians(you) should discerningly, allow visits with blood relatives(them) under supervision of legal guardians(you). in other words, NO. ANSWER: Actually, in some states that isn't true. In Wisconsin there is a thing called Grandparent's Rights. This entails that the biological Grandparents are entitled to 1 weekend a month to see the child. I'm not sure what other states that applies in but it is something to look into to be sure of.
Answer Yes, the court will not order child support as they are not his biological children. The court may request family members (including the adoptive par…ent)to attend counseling to aid the children in adjusting to the changes.
If a father signs his rights away and allows another man to adopt his child does the biological father still have to pay the back child support?
That depends, on a couple of things. First is any money owed to the state, if you received state assistance the state will require to be paid back some of the funds. Second, i…f there is no court order in effect that states the back support could be nulled then he still owes. This answer above is correct, but to make it a little more understandable I wanted to add that my husband just legally adopted my daughter from my first marriage. My ex had not contacted her for more than 6 months and had nothing to do with her, so he couldn't contest the adoption. He is no longer liable for current child support, but still owes all the back child support. They will still collect his tax returns or any other moneys he is due like paycheck with holding.
You need a lawyer to do this.
the birth father would have to surrender all parental rights. then apply for adoption.
signing over a parents rights
Child has had no contact with bio father in 3.5 years. Child is 4 and stepfather wants to adopt. Bio father will not voluntary terminate rights. What is the process to have step father adopt?
Ring the Dept for chid Protective Services and ask for relevant forms. They will also let u know of family court forms u need to submit. There is alot involved and some legal …advice or a lawyer would help. It is a lenghthly process and they say almost impossible if the bio father(or sperm donor as i like to call it) wont consent. i am currently going through the process myself. best of luck to u and yr family.
I am a lesbian looking to adopt my girlfriends Son The father is willing to sign over his rights but I have no idea what the court process is The father hasn't seen him nor does he make any attempts?
You would need to process a second parent adoption. Some states allow them and others do not, but if you are granted the adoption all other states must legally recognize… your parental rights.
If you signed over your rights to your son to family over a year ago and the adoption has not happened yet and you want to get him back is it possible?
no, you no longer have standing
Laws vary from state to state, but in most cases a person can only sign off rights to a child if antoher party, for example a step father was willing to adopt.
In Utah can the courts take away a mans parental rights so the child can be adopted if the father does not want to give up his rights?
If the court finds that the parent has been abusive or neglectful in the care of a minor child it can terminate all rights of said parent and after the time required under sta…te law has expired the child can be placed for adoption. If there is not an issue as described above a biological father cannot be forced to relinquish his rights to his child/children so they become eligible for adoption either by a new spouse or other involved party.
depends on who has custody of child now, is it ward of state, another parent, you, make some calls and research adoption for your state.
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If you are already married to the child's mother and everyone is living together as a family unit, it probably is not diffcult to do so. File the papers at your local Clerk Of… Court office.
Assuming that you voluntarily gave up parental rights to the child, no. Once your rights were severed you no longer have any legal rights to the child. If your rights were no…t legally terminated you would need to get an attorney and prove to the courts that due process was not served, if the courts agree this could make the adoption invalid - there would have to be some very extenuating circumstances for the courts to rule in your favor. If the child has expressed an interest in renewing contact with you and the parents are in agreement - it would be wise to try to work out an informal visitation arrangement with them.
Yes, a father can be allowed by the court to give up his parental rights even when the child is not up for adoption. This means he will still have to pay child support though.… If you mean he would sign his parental rights over to another man, no. There would still be a mother in the picture and she would be the only one with parental rights.