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Adoption is a legal process that creates a parent-child relationship between individuals not related by blood. Adoption entitled the adopted child to all privileges like natural child and the original parent transfers all their rights and responsibilities to the adoptive parent.

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If you are 15 and want to put your baby up for adoption how do you find parents for the baby?

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if you are still wanting to give your baby up i would love to talk to you about adopting your baby, i would provide you with all your medical, and make sure you are completely taken care of, could you please contact me at truexoblonde@yahoo.com

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im sorry to hear about u having to put ur baby up for adoption but u think about it all which is good thing..husband and i we are wanting to adopt and well he is 28 yrs old im 32yrs ols and unable to have children of our own.we want an open adoption but anyways we might be able to help each other out so email me at walshdelores@yahoo.com ill send u my phone number and we can talkand maybe get to know each other please email me thank u and good luck

nswer Hi, sorry about you situation. I know someone who can help you email me at michelle.miller@pobox.com I have a friend that her and her husband would like to adopt a baby. Private adoption is another way to go that is where you meet the couple that is gonna adopt your baby and you go through an adoption agency. Email me and I will give you their contact info.

Good luck,Michelle

Contact Bethany Christian Services of Orange City, Iowa.(712)737-4831. You can look through family profiles to select the family that would be best to place your child with.

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Call your county human services or court house they should be able to direct you in the right direction.. but personally I have three children and wish you would think things through because there might be a dy when you regret adopting your baby to just anyone. Children are the greatest gift a woman can ever have

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All states have "safe haven" laws which allows a mother to relinquish a newborn or an infant under thirty days old, at any hospital or qualified medical facility. No forms to fill out, no questions asked, no judgment rendered. Or if you prefer you can contact Birthright at 1-800-550-4900 who will place you in contact with trained personnel to give you assistance and counseling in the adoption procedure. http://www.birthright.org

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When I decided 2 1/2 years ago to place my unborn daughter for adoption, I found an adoption attorney in the yellow pages. I was young and didn't know where else to look, but there are a lot of agencies listed under adoption that would help you start the process.

im sorry to hear about u having to put ur baby up for adoption but u think about it all which is good thing..husband and i we are wanting to adopt and well he is 28 yrs old im 32yrs ols and unable to have children of our own.we want an open adoption but anyways we might be able to help each other out so email me at walshdelores@yahoo.com ill send u my phone number and we can talkand maybe get to know each other please email me thank u and good luck

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Children and the Law

Can all legal rights to a child be taken from a parent without their side being heard by a judge?

No.In the US parental rights cannot be terminated by the court until all involved parties including both biological parents have been given the opportunity to state their case to the presiding judge, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the matter.

This includes a parent who has been incarcerated, in rehabilitation, on probation, under investigation by child protective services, etc. Even when there is an absentee parent authorities must use all means available to locate said person before a TPR can be granted or permanently ordered by the court.

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If you are under 18 can your parents force you to give your baby up for adoption?

If you care about the future of your baby, it would be best to follow your parents advice. 1. Do you honestly think that you can provide for the educational and financial needs of a child? It costs a lot of money to raise a child and let's face it, you still don't have the resources to do that on your own. What skill do you have that will make employers want to beat down the door to hire you so that you can provide for your child. Do you have enough education that you will be able to give your child the emotional stimulation that he needs when he starts attending some of the AP classes in highschool? It's quite natural to believe that a mothers love is all that the child will need. But the truth is, at some level the child will resent you for being poor and un-educated. You aren't doing him any favors by keeping him and raising him as a single mother. 2. Think about the challanges to YOU as a single mother. What kind of future do you expect? I'm sure your parents will help where they can but it's a big burden and more than a reasonable person would expect of someone else. The advice of your parents is good, even though it may seem like a difficult thing to do right now. In the long run it will be best for both you and your child. No, a mother who is of minor age, is presumed by law to have the same rights as a mother who is considered an adult. The young lady cannot be forced to place her child for adoption, have an abortion, or sign over custodial rights. If she does not have the support of her family or others, she can petition the court for emancipation rights. The court will grant said petition for the purpose of allowing the young lady to receive any needed assistance such as Medicaid. The following agencies can supply information and assistance if it is needed; Birthright, 1-800-550-4900, http://www.birthright.org and Planned Parenthood 1-800230-7526, www.http://www.plannedparenthood.org. No they cannot, but they can refuse to pay for it. As long as you do not sign any papers they cannot make you give it up. No, a minor is presumed by law to have the same rights to her child as would an adult mother. A minor's parents cannot force her to place her child for adoption, have an abortion or sign over custodial rights to anyone else. For counseling and assistance visit Birthright, http://www.birthright.org or call toll free, 1-800-550-4900. No. It is your baby and your decision. You may consider it for the baby's sake, but it is totally up to you. No one can sign the adoption papers except you and the natural father. No. If you are pregnant your parents can not force you to indanger your child. They might tell you or try to convince you but You and your baby's health is your choice.

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How can you adopt a child that is your girlfriend's if her father is not in her life and she does not have his last name?

This should be done legally and you can either go to a lawyer or quietly go to your own attorney which handles these sorts of cases. If your girlfriend wants to give up her child to you, you will be checked out thoroughly to be sure you can offer this child a good environment, have the money to care for the child and give them a reasonable education, not to mention having decent medical insurance. Marcy In the state of South Carolina if there is no father's name on the birth certificate,until the age of 5 no adoption is necessary. The mother can just add a father's name to the birth cerrtificate. Karen

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Can you adopt a baby from Pakistan?

Yes, you can adopt from Pakistan but at least one of the parents has to be of Pakistani origin. You can find detailed information on the process in the FAQ file on the Pakistan Adoption board. The address for the Yahoo Group for Pakistan adoption is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pakistanadoption/ Here is more input from WikiAnswers contributors: * I just finalized my adoption last week. We have a Pakistan adoption group in yahoo called pakistanadoption. You can get thorough information about the proces. Many of he women are in various stages of the adoption process. Good luck!! == ==

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Women's Health

Can a person's parents make them give up their baby if they are 15 and 16 in the state of Louisiana?

No. The minor has the legal right to their child

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Birth Certificates

How do you go about adopting your girlfriend's children if the father's name is not on the birth certificates?

If the fathers name is not on the birth certificate but he has been named for child support you will never be able to without his concent. You do not have to be on the birth certificate if she went to the courts and named him as the father. the birth certificate is only good if she never filed for child support and he has never paid.

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Should international or intercountry adoption be banned?

No. The main goal must be to have children end up in loving homes regardless of where it is.

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Can an 18-year-old be adopted?

This varies from state to state; some states allow adult adoption and some do not.

AnswerNot in Alabama unless special circumstances exist, such as the person having a physical or mental disability that would prevent them from the ability to handle their personal and financial needs. Even so, the usual procedure would be for the court to appoint a guardian/conservator or make the person a "ward of the court" rather than allowing adoption.

Here is the AL law:

Section 26-10A-6

Who may be adopted.

The following persons may be adopted:

(1) A minor.

(2) An adult under any one of the following conditions:

a. He or she is totally and permanently disabled.

b. He or she is determined to be mentally retarded.

c. He or she consents in writing to be adopted and is related in any degree of kinship, as defined by the intestacy laws of Alabama, or is a stepchild by marriage.

d. He or she consents in writing to be adopted by an adult man and woman who are husband and wife.

(Acts 1990, No. 90-554, p. 912, §6, Act 98-101, p. 118, §1; Act 2004-528, §1.)

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Auto Insurance Claims

If a child is in a pool accident what treatment and emergency procedures should be taken?

Depends on the severity of the accident. But for most pool accidents, you should call 911 and they will help you with any emergency steps that need to be taken.

Even if you pull the kid out and they appear to be fine they should be checked out in the emergency department as they can react later when water gets into their blood vessels from the lungs.

I was told this when my own son was pulled out of a pool. He was fine but not all kids are.

If it is severe enough to call 911 then you probobly don't know what exactly happened to cause the condition. For example if the kid is floating face down in the pool you don't know if he maby hit his head or suffered a spinal injury. 1. your first priority is establishing an airway, this superceeds any other concern including the danger of risking worse spinal injury by moving patient. send someone to call 911 while you turn patient face up trying to keep head inline with body if possible. check for breathing, if not breathing give 2 rescue breaths, remember small children have small lungs so don't blow too hard, Check for a pulse. if patient has a pulse you do not need CPR, DO NOT GIVE CHEST COMPRESSIONS IF PATIENT HAS A PULSE. if pulse is present continue giving rescue breaths 1 every 3 to 5 seconds. If patient vomits clear the airway and continue if not breathing on their own. If a pulse is absent you will need to perform CPR. You need to take a class on CPR because if it is done wrong you can seriously injure or kill your patient. if you get on the phone with an emergency operator stay on line with them till the medics arrive also they can talk you through the processes needed. You can take a CPR and first aid class at a local red cross in just a few hours and for about 60 bucks. you will be so glad you did it if you ever need it, you don't want to be there with your injured child and be helpless to do anything.

ADDITIONAL IDEAI learned something surprising in CPR class--if someone appears to be drowning, you can startrescue breathing IMMEDIATELY--you don't have to get the water out of them like you see on T.V.ANY air you can get into their lungs, regardless of water in their mouth or lungs, may bejust enough oxygen to save their life..
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Can an adult disown a biological parent and be adopted by another?

If you are an adult, you legally no longer have parents. You are on your own. Therefore, you are not adoptable or require a legal guardian. An adult can, however, change their name to that of another person/family if it suits their purpose of becoming a member of said family. ____________________________________________________________ I do not know the correctness of the above answer but I do know some more answers about this topic. An adult can be adopted by another adult. However, you must check your state laws to see their stipulations on the matter. For example, Oklahoma's laws state "Summary: An adult may be adopted with consent." I am still trying to get answers on the disowning parents, but at least I can correct this little part of the question.

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Should a girl have to give her child up for adoption if she is old enough to take care of it?

It seems to me someone that cares about her doesn't think she ready for that type of responsiblity yet. But to me I think she has a say so if she want to keep her on child or not. Besides its hard to give up a baby that has been growing inside for nine months.

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Is a physical required for relative placement adoption through social services in North Carolina?

I'm going through the process in California and it is so I'm assuming it would be in any other state as well.

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Child Support

Does a child have rights to a parent that gave up rights to said child?

What kind of rights do you mean? Sometimes parental rights are severed but the child may fare poorly in the adoption process and still long for contact with the natural parent. Lot's of these kids do reunite with parents whose rights have been severed. A child has a right to seek information and contact with the natural parent if they so desire. Some states have procedures. Arizona does.

AnswerYou cannot force someone to love you, or even to see you. If you were given up for adoption by a parent, you can seek out that person and make contact with them, but if that parent is unwilling to meet with you or pursue a relationship with you, you cannot legally force them to.

The point is YES the child has rights. She has the right at the legal age of the state she is in, usually 16-18, make contact with her birth parent. Depending on the trail the birth parent has left to follow (address, phone number, name changes etc) it may require a lot of work to track the parent down. A parent who does not want to be found will make an effort to conceal their whereabouts, get an unlisted number or asked for the record to be sealed.

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How can you adopt your niece?

The parents have to give up their parental rights and you file to adopt the child in the county court house where you reside.

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What does orphan mean?

when a kid does not have parents or guardiam

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What should you do if someone makes fun of you for being adopted?

just ignore them and they wilol sooner or later leave you alone.

AnswerTell them that your adoptive parents must have thought you were VERY special if they bothered to pick just you out from all the others.

if some one makes fun of you they are doing it because they are losers and they feel bad about them selfs and they willl apoligize later anyway if you ignore them

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Is it possible to legally adopt someone over 21?

It depends what state, province, or country you live in.

In states such as California, NY, Alaska, Florida, Illinois, and Nevada, adult adoption is readily available with few restrictions. This also applies to Canadian provinces such as Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Saskatchewan.

In other places, restrictions apply. Example: in Alabama you may only adopt an adult if he/she is "totally and permanently disabled" or "determined to be mentally retarded." In British Columbia, an adult can be adopted if they were financially supported by the potential adopter while a minor.

In other states and provinces, the court has ruled it cannot be done.

Adult adoption is a legal process that has historical roots in Roman times, and was frequently used throughout the last 2000 years to establish legal inheritance rights between adults. It precedes laws that deal with the legal adoption of infants (mainly instituted under child welfare laws dating to the mid 19th century).

Besides inheritance rights, former foster parents may want to adopt the adult they fostered as a child, and natural parents may want to "adopt-back" the adult son or daughter they surrendered to adoption as an infant, especially if the surrender involved fraud or coercion.

Persons who are developmentally disabled are also eligible to have a court appointed guardian or Guardian Ad Litem, if it is necessary.

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Can you draw up an agreement to adopt and have it stamped at the bank to make it legal?

You COULD write up such a document and have the signatures witnessed by a Notary Public at a bank or elsewhere, and receive a raised seal. HOWEVER, it would be LEGAL only in the sense that the signatories were properly witnessed. Assigning a guardian to a child, or adopting a child, would have to go through the legal system. They may or may not take the document into account, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to have one on hand to help show intent. Hope This Answers Your Question!!

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If you are 23 and you want to let the dad who raised you adopt you how do you go about this?

Take it to the courts, at 23 it will be easy. Call the county court house and have them transfer you to the correct department. You can fill out the appropriate paperwork and be on your way to making your 'dad' legal.

AnswerWhether people who are of the age of majority can be adopted or not varies from state to state. Look for information about Adult adoption in your state, through the department of Children and Families (or whatever it is called in your state)

There was recently, for example, a high profile case in Florida where someone adopted his 42 year old girlfriend.

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If you're 17 and your mother is unable to care for you and you move from your father's house how can you be adopted legally into another family?

Before any child can be adopted the biological parents must relinquish parental rights pursuant to the laws of the state in which they reside. Once the court accepts the petition and terminates the biological parents rights, the person's wishing to adopt the minor child can begin the adoption procedures.

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How do you find a sister that was given up for adoption?

I managed to find a site for you that has a free search. (see below under Related Links) If you have any information on the birth parents or your sister, please write it down. The more information you can give them the better.

If you aren't successful please post me back and I'll do more research for you.

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If you're 16 years old and pregnant can your parents make you give it up for adoption?

No! The mother of the child is the only one who can make the decisions

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Do people who are adopted often meet their birth parents?

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.

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Foster Care

How much money do foster parents get to foster a newborn baby?

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If you feel compelled to ask about how much money you will receive as a foster parent; you should not be participating in this area. The priority is the child's welfare, which is carefully monitored by the foster agency. You will receive enough money to meet the child's needs, plus some. Still, this is not about a family business, its about the appropriate development, nurturing, and an over-all maturation process to ensure a child's future. Its not about money.

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However, the reason I wanted to know a ball park figure is that I am raising my two grandchildren, keeping them out of the foster care system. I get a grant from the state to help me out, which takes care of the day care while I work and a small amount per month on top of that. They act as if they are paying me out of their pocket and I get a lot of grief from them. So my question about how much it pays was to determine about how much the state saves when someone steps up and takes the children instead of putting them in to foster care. I do firmly believe what you said however, if you are looking into doing this, the money you make should not be why you do it.

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This varies widely from state to state but the typical range is between $15 and $30 a day in total compensation. That compensation is not always in cash and may be a combination of food stamps, clothing vouchers and donated goods.

Something else to keep in mind is that these compensations are considered reimbursement. Meaning you are expected to front all of the expenses up front and may not receive anything in return for 4 to 6 weeks.

For example a child may show up with no extra clothing, you may be given $50 a month for a clothing allowance, you are not likely to receive your first $50 clothing voucher for 4 to 6 weeks after getting the child. So you would be fronting any clothing expenses the child needs and by the time you get more money for clothing it is likely to be time to buy something else with that money.

This is an issue that needs to be considered for all basic necessities like food, clothing, entertainment, school supplies, etc. Also note that you will not be reimbursed for any large setup costs such as furniture for bedrooms.

The only expenses you are not normally expected to cover will be medical as the child should be put on a state sponsored medical program, though in some states there may still be an up front and/or non refundable deductible that is out of pocket to the foster parent.

If a child has special needs (handicap, etc) there may be small allowances for additional unusual expenses but again these are likely to be reimbursed after the parent fronts the money and will often require receipts to prove the cost.

There are essentially two options with foster care, take in only one or two children, typically in addition to your own and do it purely out of love. You will lose money, so you will need to have enough income to cover the addition of more children into your life. The amount reimbursed is likely to barely scratch the surface.

The second option is full time fostering of multiple children. If you have the space to foster 6 to 10 children at once you may be able to leverage the reimbursements to cover all expenses. Food budgets can be stretched by making large cheaper meals at home, clothing budgets can be stretched with hand me downs and group events can be organized to help attempt to keep the children entertained at minimal costs. You still wont be making much that could be considered profit, but you might get by without a job of your own if you make fostering your full time activity.

If for any reason you are considering doing this for the money, realize you will be much higher paid operating a professional day care with private clients than what you will be getting as a foster parent even with multiple children. And foster parenting is 24/7, these kids aren't going home at the end of the day.

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