Can My Sister-in-law Adopt My Daughter Without My Permission?

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“Can my sister-in-law adopt my daughter without my say while I have sole custody, even if she has lived with her for over a year?”

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No, however she can move to be made her legal guardian and, in some states, if she claimed she didn’t know where you were and couldn’t find you, they might allow a more permanent arrangement.

This all begs the question:  if you have custody, why isn’t your daughter with you?  This needs to be addressed, and sooner – much sooner – rather than later so that you and your daughter don’t find yourself in a difficult situation with respect to the courts.



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