If you are 16 and adopted can you start looking for your birth parents without permission from your adopted parents?
I believe that you have to be 18 to do that
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Answer . \nIn many cases when adoption papers haven't been signed this is a good indication that either someone in the family was pregnant with you and for reasons of their own could't look after you, so your adoptive parents took over. Even a friend of one of your adoptive parents. Most adopti…ons that are legal are in the records of that adoption agency and the papers are for protection purposes so that child can never be taken away from the adoptive parents.\n. \nPlease sit down with your parents and tell them you are old enough for the truth. Assure them you still love them, but you feel a large void in your life and you need to know who your real parents are so you can get on with your life. I doubt they will refuse, but if they do, you can either try to find out the adoption agency, or if this is too hard hire a detective to find out who your parents were.\n. \nGood luck\nMarcy (MORE)
I am uncertain as to the specific laws in Oklahoma, but it is possible to reverse an adoption. Depending on the state you live in, the petition may be filed by the adoptee or the biological or adoptive parents. However, it is a lengthy and expensive process. You will have to check with the courts …in your location for information on whether or not it is even possible to reverse adoption in your home state. Furthermore, you will almost certainly need a lawyer. You must convince the court that you have a compelling reason for your request to reverse the adoption and, even then, the court may deny your request. It is the court's duty to decide whether or not the reversal would be in your best interest and, even if you disagree, they may decide that your adoption is in your best interest. If your were adopted through foster care, then your birth parent's rights have been terminated; if you manage to reverse the adoption in that case you'll go back into foster care, and will almost certainly not go back with your birth parents. (MORE)
The answer is yes in Britain you can. Answer In the United States the legal age of majority for all but four states is 18. In Alabama and Nebraska it is 19, in Mississippi and Pennsylvania it is 21 (with age waivers possible). Answer Not exactly because your a minor. It would be considered run…ning away, and they "the government" would probably come looking for you. Answer No, the minimum legal age of majority in all but four states is 18. (MORE)
Answer . Sometimes, it is up to the person, whether they feel right meeting their birth parents or not, and whether the birth parents want to meet them.
Answer . No, you already have parents. They would have to give up their parental rights or have them removed by a court of law. If you're not happy at home, you might try to seek counseling from a guidance counselor or therapist. Or perhaps you could suggest your parents or the whole family s…eek some help in resolving issues. (MORE)
There is no law saying they can or can't search for their birth parents if that's what you mean. Is it a good idea to? That depends on how much you know about the birth parents. I think the best thing to do would be to talk to your child about it or try talking to a counseler. I guess in the end it …will be the child's decision and if that's what they decide to do then the best thing for you to do would be to support them. (MORE)
One of the best ways to do this is to file a "Petition to Break the Seal of Adoption." Once the legal seal is broken (the fee to do this yourself - known as "Pro Se" in the legal world - is around $100) you can then get a copy of your original birth certificate with your birth parents names. There w…ill be a fee for that also, usually about $50. You will need to contact the courthouse where you were adopted (search for Family court, not criminal court - they are in different buildings in most states). Once you have the names of your birth parents, you can begin searching for them. If you are fortunate to live (be adopted in) the states of Kansas or Alaska, then there is no seal, so it is easier to get the original birth certificate. Most of the paperwork you have to file requires you to be the adopted person yourself. Unless you are an attorney, you can almost never do this for someone else. Lawyers usually charge anywhere from $2000 and up. So it probably is a good idea to do a lot of research and go "Pro Se." As I write this I am working on it myself. You probably have to be at least 18 years old. Also the paperwork and laws vary greatly - not just from state to state - but also because of the year you were adopted. Ask the Family court what forms you need and what fees and payment are required, and get them notarized. Some require you to put down a reason. The most common are to check for medical history or to establish contact. I would go with the "medical history" reason because it sounds more official, and who knows - you may actually find some medical information that could come in handy. I hope it works out for you. - Bruce S. (MORE)
Answer . Only if a judge authorizes it. And he won't do that without talking to the parents first, if they are still available.
You're going to need to do a few things, and most likely a LOT more than what I'm about to tell you but this will get you started. . Get your own lawyer NOW. Make sure he/she is not affiliated with any adoption agency and is REALLY on your side. . If you haven't signed any relinquishment papers …yet DO NOT SIGN THEM. EVER. . Tell your new lawyer you want to immediately revoke your consent to the adoption. Some states ( laws vary from state to state to country to country ) have 30 day revoke periods others 24 hours. find out what the laws are in your state IMMEDIATELY. . Document EVERYTHING. . Get involved with a mothers advocacy group like Origins USA or Baby Scoop Era . Its debatable on if you should tell the adoptive parents or not. What is your relationship with them like? do you know them well? will they fight you for your child or will they return him/her upon request? This is something you should talk with others more experienced than myself about. . Good luck! (MORE)
Yes at some point in time. Eventually the child will find out about the adoption and it's not fair not to discuss the adoption when you feel it's the right time. Of course there are laws and some States won't give out the information as to whom the parents are. Some parents that have given their chi…ld up for adoption don't want to meet with their child for reasons of their own. If you know the mother, father or both then call them and discuss it and arrange a meeting with your child and their birth parent's. (MORE)
Can you get adopted if your parents put you in a house with someone you don't want to live with if someone else will take you without your parents permission in the state of Florida?
No. Adoption laws are strict. The court or parents must firstlegally sever parental ties before an adoption can take place.
How old does a child have to be to decide if they want to be adopted by a step parent without consent of the birth parent?
That would all depend upon what state you are in, what are the circumstances surrounding the adoption. Has the parental rights of natural parents been terminated? In Oklahoma if the child is under the age of 18, a natural parent has to be notified of adoption proceedings.. That would all depend upo…n what state you are in, what are the circumstances surrounding the adoption. Has the parental rights of natural parents been terminated? In Oklahoma if the child is under the age of 18, a natural parent has to be notified of adoption proceedings. (MORE)
It should be when the child is ready to be contacting there birth parents! Thetr is no age limit Good LUCK Yes I agree, children should be able to contact their birth parents when they are ready! You can be 20 or 30 it doesn't really matter. Ktionna Queen
Yes/No Situation. It's something an individual will want to know, to complete them. Without knowing, there will be an empty hole - a missing piece to the puzzle of you. On the other hand, your birth parents didnt want you, they left you. Does that not hurt? Why would you want to find them and …interfere with your happy life? (MORE)
They feel like they need to find them in order to feel like they belong again.
adopt parents are parents (mom, dad) that adopt a child/children... the child/children are NOT the parent's biologal child/chidlren, they had their REAL parents before but hey might have passed away or whatever... soemtimes a couple might adopt domeone in their family, a niece, nephew, cousin, etc.
Any parent looking to adopt should check with their city/state about kids up for adoption. Contact a local adoption agency to find out who is up for adoption. Make sure you know if you want to have an open or closed adoption (open is the birth parents can contact the child closed is they can not) …and be prepared for adoption to be set up and then fall though (the birth mother/father stop the adoption process). (MORE)
If your parents are not your biological parents and have adopted you and made themselves your legal guardians then they would have to have adoption papers or it wouldn't be legal.
I do not know the exact percentage. However, I think that it is only natural for an adopted child to look or try to look for their birth parent(s).
Everyone is curious and wants to know about, How they were adopted. And you have to let them know. It is not safe or healthy for you to keep there life a secret. Most kids who have seen there biological parents are okay and don't look for them, but those who don't know are more likely to try to find… there parents. (MORE)
Well it depends. Some of the time (or most) someone from the adoption agency (the person setting up the adoption) will go and get the child then bring them home. Sometimes one or both people who are adopting the child may go with that person to get the child and meet the parent.
It is not illegal in certain cases to adopt a child without parent's consent. Being adopted at an older age, my parents had no consent who my adoptive parents were. My biological parents rights were terminated from the state because they were not deemed fit to be parents and I was in the foster care… system. Being an unfit parent means neglecting and or abusing their child(ren). Social Services comes to take the child away and places them in foster care. If a child ends up in the foster care system and become eligible to be adopted, it is ultimately up the the foster parents if they want to adopt the foster child. In my case being an older foster kid, I was also able to have a say in my adoption. Biological parents have no say if the child is in the foster care system. (MORE)
tell him/her the reason why you gave them up (e.g i was very young when you were born, too young to look after you and give you a proper life, the life you deserve, so i had to give you to someone else, someone i knew could give you a good life) tell him/her how much you care about them try and be …there for him/her don't push him/her and try and force them into forgiving you and talking to you or you will just push them away and don't stand in the way of them making their own discisions even if you think they are the wrong ones (except if they are illegal obviously) spend time with them, just you and them, try and see them as much as possible, but ask them if its ok first, the child NOT the adoptive parents hope I've helped x good luck x (MORE)
That makes things much more difficult. All adoptions, whether through an agency or done privately, must be approved by a court. The adoptive parents must petition for approval from the court as well as participate in an adoption hearing. Additionally, prior to any hearings, anyone who is required to… consent to the adoption must receive notice. This includes any biological parents, adoption agencies, the child's legal representative (if a court has appointed one), and the child if he or she is old enough. If the court determines that the adoption is in the child's best interest, the judge will issue an order approving and finalizing the adoption. This order, usually called a Final Decree of Adoption, legalizes the new parent-child relationship, and changes the child's name to the name the adoptive parents have chosen. . Unless your parents have been charged with parental abuse or an unfavorable environment that you are being brought up in then you cannot be adopted. If your parents are unsuitable to raise you then Legal Aid and the courts will decide whether you will be in Foster Care or live with a suitable relative. (MORE)
A parent should have the right:. To make the placement decision in a fully informed manner, devoid of pressure or coercion. . To reconsider an adoption plan at any point prior to the legal finalizing of the relinquishment. . To be informed from the start of any monetary expectations - such as rep…ayment of financial assistance -- if she changes her mind about placement. . To exercise all parental rights she/he wishes prior to placing a child for adoption. . To be treated with dignity, respect, and honesty. . To have independent legal counsel to protect her/his best interests in the process. . To receive nondirective counseling to help her/him understand all of the options and resources available and the implications of the decision. . To be legally assured that promises and agreements made as a part of the process will be adhered to. (MORE)
Can a non biological parent. Adopt a child in the state of kentucky without a biological parents signature
If you are a adopted minor it is your adoptive parents that areyour guardians. The court is the only one who can take away andgive guardianship. Once your birth parents signed the papers theyagreed to never getting their parental rights back. The courtsdon't allow it.
Children are adopted for a variety of reasons. Here are a few: . The parents could not conceive a child on their own,. . The parents were unable to conceive to a healthy child. . The parents are homosexual, and therefore cannot conceive a child of their own. Whatever the reason, your …parents love you, even if they didn't conceive you. :) (MORE)
Sometimes I just found out that the male listed on my long form birth certificate is not my father but rather the ex-husband that she was separated from at the time. They did not list father if they were not married. In the seventies it was common for the Judge to legally lie on the paperwork, it… was stated to me, " it was the times do not take it personally? (MORE)
When adoption occur the family adopting you will get checked out in detail and so will the child's past. To get adopted the biological parents have to sign a form to let you go. if they are not suitable parents your adoptive parents can become fosterparents.
As long as you are a minor you are only allowed to do what youradoptive parents say. They are your legal guardians. And the grassis not always greener on the other side.
Of course you may not! Until you are an adult, 18, you live wherethey say you live.
well you need to emancipate yourself from them, so you'd need a valid reason and proof, you'd most probs have to go to court. The other way to be emancipated is if your pregnant or you get married..but you'd need parental permission to do so..
The law that says you are a minor and your parents decides over you. There are open adoptions so if the parents agree with each other when the adoption take place the child and birth parents can still have contact. That is not legally enforceable though and the adoptive parents can change their mind… at any time. (MORE)
If you are a minor under 15, you will not be able to do it without some legal help. You can utilize "safe surrender" laws and call Social Services. Adoption is pretty severe. Please get wise counsel (legal and otherwise) before attempting this with your chil.d
Honestly, that decision is up to the adoptive parents until the child is 18. When that child turns 18, the choice is no longer up to the parents. The choice is the child's.
You should be able to choose if your 16 and only if its a step-parent
I would say legally, they could find out from you or government, but I don't think you are required to tell an adopted child who their true parents are...
You can only get adopted if your parents put you into foster care so it is not possible
Yes, once you're 18 you have the right to look for your birth parents. Your parents aren't under any obligation to help you though. If your current parents are willing, they may help you earlier than that.
Can you contact your biological parents legally when you are 17 without your adoptive parents permission?
Unless there is a court order specifically stating otherwise, there isn't any thing illegal about contacting them; you don't have any legal right to do so though, so your parents are free to forbid you from doing so.
As long as the child is a minor it's entirely up to the adoptive parents. When the child is an adult you can contact them but just make sure they know they are adopted first. Try to work with the adoptive parents for best result.
Start when the child is very young, referring to the birth mother who lovingly gave birth, knowing the child would need another mother who would love, care for and raise this special baby. Let the child know she / he was loved from the beginning by the mother who loved them enough to give them up an…d the mother who chose him / her out of all the children in the world. Tell the child how she / he didn't grow in your tummy but grew in your heart. I suggest starting young with the most simple language so there is never a feeling of shame or something hidden. Honesty is always the best policy when dealing with children. (MORE)
If u know there last names then you could look them up on either Facebook or google Contact the adoption agency for information on your parents.
Unless you have a open adoption you are not supposed to. At 18 you can try to find them or they can try to find you. if you have a open adoption you need to speak to your parents how much contact they allow. It's all up to them as long as you are a minor.
Once adopted the child becomes a part of that family just as if they were born into it. If the adoptive parents die the socialworkers will ask the relatives and if they can not the child will go to foster care and up fpor adoption again. But the birth parents can never adopt the child back.
Yes but in order for you to be adopted they have to sign over their parental rights. And only they can put you up for adoption, you can not do that yourself.
If they would sign off on it. However tempting it might be sometimes, I am sure that they won't.
The birth mother have no rights to the child at all, even if the adoption is reversed. The adoptive parents have all rights to the child, they have legal custody and are the official parent/guardian of that child.
Yes but it also depends on the situation. The court decides if you are allowed to or not. It would be easier to give someone temporary custody instead if you plan to get them back. Once you give up/lose your parental rights, it's not easy to get them back.