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Can My Husband Adopt My Daughter?

My daughter's biological father would like to terminate his parental rights. He is willing and my husband of 6 years wants to adopt her. Will we be able to do this? Read more [...]

Can I Be Sued for Not Notifying My Ex-Fiance that My New Husband Has Adopted His Son?

wanted to know if I can be sued for not notifying my ex-fiance that my new husband has adopted his son? When I got pregnant, I left California and had the baby in New Jersey. After my baby was born, I called him and he rented a house for us in a bad neighborhood while he bought some land and started building a house. We were only together 3 months. We had a couple of arguments about where we lived and other things and then I threatened to leave and take his son to New York with me. He has slapped me and we have had other fights as well. I told him I'm leaving and he will never see his son again. I left him and he found out I as in a close by city. I found someone new and let him adopt my son without telling my son's father. He now says he is going to sue me. Can he sue me and my new husband? Read more [...]

How Do I Go About Gaining Custody of My Little Brother?

I am 25-years-old and I currently care for my little brother who is 8-years-old. Our father has been incarcerated and his mother gave up her legal rights as a parent. My father's rights have also been taken away. Our older brother adopted him to avoid my younger brother from being put into the foster care system. Our older brother however does not have the lifestyle to care for my younger brother (works odd hours, no help for pick up drop off, no interest in extracurricular activities). So for the last 3 years, my brother has been in my care. I have registered him for school, taken him to medical appointments, parent teacher conferences, karate, and everything in between. Our older brother gets a stipend from the state for adopting him and sometimes he gives it to me or sometimes he keeps it. He always claims my younger brother on his taxes and I believe that this is the main reason why he won’t relinquish his custody of my brother. My older brother provides no outside financial support, he never spends time with him, or even calls to check up on him. I have two other children and I am in the Air Force Reserves. My fiancee also works. My question is, how do I go about gaining custody of my little brother? Do you believe I have a good case/chance? Read more [...]

Who Pays for What and in Which State Would the Adoption be Initiated and Finalized?

A pregnant woman in Missouri wants to have her child adopted by a family she has already picked that resides in Georgia. Who pays for what and in which state would the adoption be initiated and finalized? Thank you for your time! Read more [...]

Can Legal Guardian Place Child for Adoption?

My question is related to family law and I live in Pennsylvania. Can someone with legal custody of a child place that child for adoption once the birth parents rights have been terminated? Read more [...]

Can I Be Sued for Not Notifying My Ex-Fiance That My New Husband Adopted His Son?

I wanted to know if I can be sued for not notifying my ex-fiance that my new husband has adopted his son. When I got pregnant I left California and had the baby in New Jersey. After the baby was born, I called him and he paid for the airplane ticket back. He rented a house for us in a bad neighborhood while he bought some land and started building us a house. We were only together for 3 months. We had a couple of arguments about where we lived and other things, and then I threatened to leave and take his son to New York and he slapped me. Read more [...]