What rights does a adopted child have to find their birth parents?
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.
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None. Unless the godfather is in the will as the person who will be given the child if the parent dies, there are no rights. If the will does not otherwise specify how to handle the child, and you want to adopt the child, you should get in contact with the social workers who are handling the chi…ld(ren). Case workers often prefer to place children with family, or family friends when it's possible and safe to do so. You'll still have to become licensed as a foster/adoptive parent in your state. ( Full Answer )
This is something that would be dealt with on a case by case basis; start by talking to DCF (or whatever it's called in your area: department of children and families) and get information directly from them. Answer I don't think that they will allow anyone to adopt that has had their parental r…ights taken away from them. Even if it was not for abuse, then it could have been for neglect. ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nNot without the other parent agreeing to the relinquishment of his or her parental rights as well.\n. \nAny parent can file for the voluntary termination of parental rights.\n. \nIt is the judge's decision whether it will be granted, and if so, to what extent.\n. \nA TPR is not a l…egal instrument to be used as a way for a parent to be relieved of their responsibilities to their minor child or children. ( Full Answer )
Getting rights to adoptive kids . \nI think if they both died then there relatives should have legal rights. The side of the family that is most stable in their lives.
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. ( Full Answer )
India Adopted child has all the rights under the Hindu law, which the biological natural children has. They have right to inherit the properties of adopted parents. US, Canada and UK A legally adopted child is a legal heir at law with all the rights of a biological child. See related quest…ion link below for inheritance under the laws of intestacy. ( Full Answer )
Answer . The emotional state of anyone who is adopted varies from one person to the next - there is no set "norm". Factors involved include whether the child knows he or she is adopted, whether he or she knows and/or interacts with the birth parent, the maturity of the child, the "stability" of …the adopted family's and birth family's homes... there are too many others to list. ( Full Answer )
You need to get a form from the courthouse that allows you torelinquish parental rights. The process is the same as that ofsigning away parental rights to a natural child.
I don't think so - but this is a very sensitive subject so I think you need to seek proper professional help. Also perhaps try talking to your parents if the situation allows for that. Take Care. Legally you can not force your child to give up the custody. They are the guardian of their child and n…ot you, no matter how old they are. ( Full Answer )
department of children and family services took my children in 1997 . How do I find out if I have any parental rights.
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
When a child is put up for adoption it means the biological parent has given up all legal rights to the child. In the same way the child has no legal claim on the biological parents. The person that adopts a child takes all legal responsibility.
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? ( Full Answer )
Yes, every child has the rights to find their biological parents. For an instance their health. It's for the child to decide, give them a chance to decide for themselves. When they are adults they can do as they wish but sometimes the biological parents don't want contact and can then take measur…e to prevent they meet. ( Full Answer )
A legally adopted child is considered the parent's child just as much as if they had given birth to that child. So being adopted does not affect the rights or the heirship of the deceased parent's house and assets, even if they have biological children, as well. What does matter, is the state's law…s regarding heirships with or without a will. You need to consult an attorney if there is no will to see what your rights are. ( Full Answer )
The only way that parental rights will be terminated is if both parents and the family court agree that it is in the best interest of the child to terminate them. Simply wishing to stop being responsible for child support typically is not sufficient reason to terminate because it leaves the child in… the position of not being cared for financially. Adoptive parents become natural parents with all the rights and responsibilities that entails the moment the adoption papers are finalized. ( Full Answer )
In the United States the rights of a birth mother to contact an adopted child are determined by state law. If an adoption agency handled the adoption, then the birth mother has no rights until the child is of legal age. After that, the adoption agency will usually help the birth mother find the adop…ted child. ( Full Answer )
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 ( Full Answer )
How can a birth parent explain to their young child that they are going to be adopted by a relative?
Unfortunately, you did not give any reason as to why the birth parent is giving up their young child to a relative. If at all possible; even if it means government assistance the birth parent should try to keep their child. If it's absolutely impossible then all the birth parent can do is try to exp…lain to the child the best they can, but it will never be enough and the child will feel unloved by the birth parent. Eventually the child will grow accustomed to being raised by a relative, but will eventually grow up and want to know why their birth parent did this. The least the birth parent can do is write a heart-felt letter explaining the circumstances as to why they had to give the child up and give the letter to the relative and when the child is old enough to understand and asks 'Why did my birth parent give me up' then they can read the letter. The birth parent should keep in touch with the relative to see how their child is and at some future date and providing the child wants too then the birth parent and child should meet when that child is no longer a minor. ( Full Answer )
If you're in the US... If the child is a minor (under 18), absolutely the adoptive parents can restrict them from seeing the biological parents (who have no legal rights to the child whatsoever). Once the child becomes an adult, they can see/have contact with whoever they choose.
The ability to adopt a child as a gay or lesbian parent varies from state to state. Gays and lesbians have several options open to them when considering adoption. What you are wanting to do is know as second parent adoption. A second parent adoption is where an unmarried couple jointly adopts a chil…d who is already the child of one of them. After the adoption, the child has two legal parents with equal rights. As you said the child's father has already signed over his parental rights, the first step in the process, and often most difficult has been completed. ( Full Answer )
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. ( Full Answer )
Can a non biological parent. Adopt a child in the state of kentucky without a biological parents signature
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? ( Full Answer )
If the grandparents want to adopt the child that they already have custody of do both parents have to sign or can just one parent sign off their rights in adoption?
Both need to testify in, or provide documentation to, the court that they approve this adoption. Everything needs to be clearly documented, and clearly defined boundaries set to avoid future problems. Or, interference.
To tell the truth..i hope! i wish i knew my parents to choose to live with them. Any more questions? Email me at email@example.com
Does a father have to give up his parental rights for your husband to adopt your child if his name is not on the birth certificate?
No, if the bio's name is not on the birth cetificate then your husband should be in the clear to adopt your child!!! . The father can still challenge
It depends on the state you live in. Some have a waiting period where the child literally becomes a ward of the courts, until X number of days have passed. Check the state where the baby will be born or where the birth mother is a resident.
Is it illegal for an outsider to tell an adopted child who is still under aged the whereabouts of his birth parents or tell the birth parents the whereabouts of the adopted child?
That can be extremely harmful for the child. If that was my child I would forbid you to ever see him again. That would be breaking a trust. If you have the need to tell you wait until they are 18 and let their parents know first that you are going to do so because they are the ones that has to deal …with the mess. The birth parents are allowed to contact the child when he is an adult. If you tell them and they look the child up you are partly responsible. Think ahead before attempt breaking a family. Being an adoptive child can be hard enough. You are not doing the child or his family a favor. just telling the child means you should be bale to back it up with proof. And you don't have that since the records are sealed. So no I can't find anywhere that it's illegal but if the child take harm from this I wouldn't be surprised of the family get a restraining order and might even sue you. The choice is theirs and should always be theirs. They are the parents. NEW ANSWER The above answer is correct although it does not state that it is not illegal to reveal the whereabouts of an adopted child to his natural parents or inform an adopted child that he is adopted and reveal the whereabouts of his parents, regardless of the child's age. However, as the person above has expressed, it would really be very unwise to do this if the child is happy where he/she is at the moment. If the biological parents have decided they want to find the child they have to adhere to the correct procedure for this, which they will be aware of - it is not for you to intervene. Unless the child in question is being abused or is miserable there can be no positive outcome for intervening in this way, and even if this was the case you should inform the police/authorities, not the biological parents. ( Full Answer )
After a child is adopted by there uncle and aunt does there birth mother still have right to see them?
No. If your thinking of giving your baby up to adoption, research the effects it will have on you and the child. Once you sign papers you have no rights and it is very difficult, if not impossible, to get the baby back after papers are signed. First mother go through unbelievable pain and regret. If… there is any way you can keep your baby, I suggest you try. My daughter made an "adoption plan" for her uncle and aunt to adopt her baby. It's now been 2 years and she has been allowed to see the baby once after she turned 1 year old. We, the grandparents, are not allowed to see her at all. They will not even speak to us. My daughter regretted immediately. She asked for her uncle to give the baby back and he said absolutely not and cut off communication. There is more to the story but it's too long and involved. In a few words, I wouldn't suggest adoption to anyone. Answer: Just like with any adoption you can make it open and have a written agreement how much contact there will be. Some just send pictures and letters and others get to see the child regularly. If you don't have this it's always up to the adoptive parents to decide how much contact there will be. ( Full Answer )
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.
Of course there are no guarantees, but the process to adopt a child is a long and grueling one for the prospective adoptive parent (PAP). It takes many months (usually years) to proceed with an adoption, during which time the PAP is interviewed in their home several times (that is called a home stud…y) by a licensed social worker who is trained in adoption issues. PAPs are required to take training classes to prepare them for adoption, and are subjected to fingerprinting, criminal background checks, and more. No one is saying that nothing bad ever happens, but everyone involved really does care that this becomes a great "forever family" for the child involved. And, PAPs get turned down ALL THE TIME when the agency does not think they should adopt. There are a lot of caring people trying to find the best possible situation for every kid. ( Full Answer )
Yes, but doing so will not relieve you of your legal responsibility to support the child.
I read your question as asking how to give up parental rights to an adopted child and not how to adopt a child. You haven't added enough detail about your situation for anything but a general answer. It would be important to know if there is a parent who is willing and able to take full responsibi…lity for the child and if the reason for the termination of your parental rights is for the purposes of adoption by another adult. Courts are concerned with the best interest of the child. Courts are always reluctant to allow the voluntary termination of parental rights unless the reason is to facilitate an adoption. They generally recognize that a child is entitled to the support of both parents. An adoptive parent is the legal parent and has all the responsibilities to provide for the child that a biological parent would have. The possibility of obtaining approval from a court is further reduced if the custodial parent is receiving any kind of assistance. Many courts do not allow it at all unless the child will be adopted by another responsible adult or the remaining parent has the resources necessary to fulfill the needs of the child. You need to consult with an attorney who specializes in family law who can review your situation and explain your options. ( Full Answer )
In their head they can.... many adopted children do. But in real life I don't think any child can/would disown their parents
Part of the adoption process involves the termination of rights of the biological parents. When the adoption is finalized, the adoptive parents assume the rights and responsibilities of the biological parents.
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.
You cannot give up their rights. If you're being abused by your adoptive parents, you should talk to your therapist, teacher, priest, social worker, etc or call the police.
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. ( Full Answer )
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.
Nature vs Nurture Physically quite difficult.. but by nurturing the child, the latter will show some common pattern as far as attitude is concerned..
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.
It can happen. Giving up one's parental rights, biological or adoptive, does not exempt one from having to pay child support.
That depends on the circumstances of the custody modification. Was it permanent, temporary, was the child adopted, did the parent voluntarily relinquish parental rights or were they terminated by the court? No one here can possibly give you an answer without a lot of detailed information including y…our legal residence. You should really consult an attorney anyway. He or she would be able to provide an informed and detailed opinion on whether or not you have any rights and if so, what they are. ( Full Answer )
Does the biological father of a child have any rights to a child if birth mother and presumed birth father put child up for adoption?
Yes. The child cannot be put up for adoption unless both biological parents give up their parental rights so unless you have done that the child can not be adopted unless the court strip you of your parental rights. Her boyfriend or "birth father" as you call him, has no rights to the child at all a…nd can not put the child up for adoption. If you have not established paternity in court and got your name on the birth certificate I suggest you hurry up because before that is done you have no rights. Get a lawyer. Clarification The presumed father is the person that the law presumes to be the legal father of a child until some legal action is taken to prove otherwise. The husband of a woman who gives birth to a child by another man is the 'presumed father' unless the other man is legally determined to be the child's biological father. A man who is named as the child's father on the birth certificate by his consent is the presumed father even if he is not the biological father. State laws vary regarding presumed father status. If there is a presumed father that may mean the biological father has not stepped up to the plate to confirm his paternity. He has no parental rights until he establishes his paternity legally. That would halt the adoption if done in a timely manner. This would be a complicated situation and you should obtain legal advice from an attorney who specializes in custody and adoption issues. ( Full Answer )
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.
When adopted you have the same rights as the biological children to inherit your parents.
Yes they can but they have to go to court for it. It is often however not in the child's best interest since many try to find their birth parents and siblings when they are adult with their own families. Changing the birth certificate makes it very if not impossible to do so. So think twice about wh…y you feel the need to do this. ( Full Answer )
I'm sorry but the court will not revert the adoption. You can try and I suggest you consult a lawyer on this but this is extremely rare if it even happens. Even if he lose custody and they terminate his rights they will not go back to you. The court will not think it is in the child's best interest …to be with someone who once gave them up. But you should consult a lawyer to see if there is any chance. ( Full Answer )