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.
18 without parent consent. 16 with consent.
No, the mother expended the money raising the child, she is entitled to payment. If the mother has passed away, the estate can claim the money.
No. Only in Utah is his consent not needed, just a notification.
call adoption support for your state.
now a stepfather can't adopt a child without the concent of the child's father
yes if eitherShe can and does consent to be adopted (adult adoption)Her birth father's parental rights have been legally terminated (Child adoption, can be done in some states from ages 18 to 25)
Step parents have no legal right to children unless they have adopted the children. If they have adopted, then the step parent has the same legal rights as biological parents.If there is something going on in the court system, then again, the answer is different
If there is a custody agreement in place through the courts, the mother cannot take the child out of state without the fathers consent. If there is no agreement in place, the mother does not have to have the fathers consent.
No, only with parental consent or when you are 18.
With limited information it is possible to locate biological parents/grandparents via the internet at such sights as adoption.com. Look for reunion registries through which you can find biological parents if they want to be found.