Why can adoption be set aside if a divorce is filed less than one year after adoption by stepfather who adopted spouses children?

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Can your older sibling and their spouse adopt you?

Answer . Depending on the circumstances, yes, it is possible. Check with an adoption attorney or a social worker about your situation and the laws in your state.

How expensive is adoption when you want to adopt your wife's children?

It won't be nearly a expensive as adopting a child from an agency or a foreign country. But you should find a lawyer who deals with this and have the appropriate paperwork drawn up to make it legal. The best way to find a good, reasonably priced lawyer is by word of mouth. Ask around to people who have done this. OR try the yellow pages for lawyers who make adoptions legal and permenent. Call a few different ones, give them the bare-bones facts and choose one that you feel comfortable with and fits your budget. !

How can your new spouse adopt your children from a previous relationship?

A person can only adopt the biological children of a new spouse if the other biological parent is willing to relinquish his or her parental rights or if those rights have been permanently terminated by the court. A biological parent cannot be forced to surrender his or her rights to their child or children by the other parent, but they can have them forcibly terminated by the court. In all 50 US states the persons seeking adoption must be represented by an attorney licensed to practice in the state where the adoption will occur.

How many children are adopted per year?

Answer . \nin the US.. about 200.000 children were adopted from all around the world..

What is adoption?

An adoption of a child is when two parents who cannot have children on their own or have some other reason not to have biological children contact either and adoption agency or an orphanage to bring into their home a child whose parents could not take care of him/her. This is the simple answer.

How do you adopt?

Answer . I believe each state and each country has its own laws regarding adoption. If you want to adopt in the US check with your county social services agency and they will point you in the right direction. Out of country adoptions are handled by agencys so you may want to check your local phone directory under adoption agency. There are also attorneys that handle private adoptions, those can also be found in the phone book..

Can adoption be set aside if divorce is filed less than one year after adoption by step parent who adopted spouses children?

Answer . yes. edited:. NO! It can't. Adoption is permanent. The children have lost their birth certificates and had them sealed by the state now due to the finalization of the adoption. You took on parental responsibilities that are legal in the eyes of the law. .

How do adoptive parents feel about their adopted children?

Answer . My Son is now 18 and I still worry and love him as much as the day he was born. And I will always consider him my son.

You are 16 years old can my stepfather adopt me?

Its complicated. In order for you to be adopted by him right now your biological father would have to relinquish all his rights to you (unless he is no longer living then you might be able to I'm not sure). If he refuses to do so then no one can force him to. If you are sure this is what you want and have thought long and hard about it I would talk to a lawyer, he could help you better then me. Every state has their own rules and regulations. You may have to wait until you are 18 and file for an adult adoption, then your biological father won't have any say in it at all. Again every state is different so don't take my word for it. I'm just going off my personal experience. I'm almost 18 now and this is how I'm doing it. Again if your serious talk to a lawyer. It doesn't hurt to get a second opinion. My advise is just about my personal experience. Good luck and remember think long and hard about your final decision.

How many children are adopted in the US per year?

How many children are adopted in the US per year? . Answer . 200,000 including those done by relatives. As of 2001, only 1,000 adoptions were recorded per week.

How do you get adopted?

If you are mistreated or abandoned you have to report to the police or social worker. To get adopted as a teen is very difficult unless you know someone, a relative or someone else and then foster home is usually the start. Foster homes are more common. If it works the discussion about adoption can come up. The social worker has as a job to sort out the living situations and remove you from biological family if necessary. They can help with a adoption agency etc. Adoption is final and you don't have contact with the biological family again unless the adoptive parents allow you to. Finally a judge decides if they can adopt you or not after listening to the social worker.

How do adopted children feel about their adoptive parents?

They will probally always be curious about their past but still love the parents that they have eventhough they may try to hunt for their original parents. I ADORE my adoptive parents, they are the loveliest, kindest people you could ever meet, i feel very lucky but despite all of this, i will always wonder what life would have been like. I Know that i couldn't have dreamed for nicer parents :)

How many children are adopted in the world per year?

Per year, there are around 250,000 adoptions. This means that only1.5-2% of the over 15 million orphans worldwide are being adoptedper year.

What are the rights of adopted children in Islam?

adopting children is not allowed in Islam. however, you can Takful Al Yateem in other words to support an orphan

What are Adoptables?

Adoptables are a virtual pet that children can adopt online. Thereare different pets that can be adopted and your child will have tocare for them to earn new things throughout the game.

Can we adopt him?

This question does not contain enough information to be answered. Who are you wanting to adopt? and WHY did you put this question in Bible Statistics and History, and Comparitive Denominations? Those categories have nothing to do with adoption. Here is the category about adoption: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/FAQ/406

There is No father on birth certificate can stepfather adopt?

If the birth father has paid no support and has had no contact with the child for one year, the stepfather may adopt in most states without permission of the birth father. However, this is still a legal process that requires a lawyer and court documents. The price can still range from $500 to $2000.. In PA you can't put a father on the birth certificate at birth unless he signs for it and fills out a admission of paternity (if mother is unwed). If he is not listed on the birth certificate he has no legal rights and you don't have to ask him for anything. Especially if he cannot prove he was there or active. And if you went to domestic relations for paternity/support and he didn't show or pay it's an admission and most likely be seen as "turning over" his rights.

Who can adopt?

Many people can adopt but you would need to fill out some forms. Also it would be a good idea to do some research before you do.

Why is it important to adopt set values and principles when caring for children?

One thing children need stability in their life and the ability to value morals so they can become strong well-rounded adults.

Can your new spouse adopt your children from a previous relationship if the biological father is unknown?

Yes, if there is no father's name or signature on the birth certificate everything should be fine. If there is, you would have to get that person on the birth certificate, whether father or not, to relinquish his custody.

Where are the most internationally adopted children adopted from?

International adoption is growing fast. The places where a lot of adoptions are taking place are China, Russia, and African Countries (Etheopia)

Why are children adopted?

This is an opinion question. Here is my opinion: . To give them the legal status of natural children and thus the security that comes with this status. . To prevent others with legal claims from taking them away from their adoptive parents. . It allows people who could otherwise have no children to have children of their own . Because the adoptive parents want to see them as their own children. Maybe others will add to this list.

Your ex and you have been divorced for seven years he has not exercised parental rights since that time can fiancee adopt your children?

You would need to speak to a lawyer regarding the process involved with adoption. In most cases, the other parent needs to give consent in some way, although there may be methods of attempting to inform the other parent depending on the court system.

What is adopting?

Adoption is when you take in a child/baby that you did not birth. There are many steps in adopting a child and can be very emotional and may bring alot of down falls. But never the less adopting a child that needs a family and love is the right thing to do!!!

Who can adopt children?

There are some general things but here is some facts I found. Many years ago, only married couples were permitted to adopt. Single people and homosexual couples were excluded as a matter of course, without evaluation of their individual merits as potential parents. Today, a wider spectrum of prospective parents is considered eligible to adopt, although the process is still easier for some people than for others. conventional married couples are considered the best candidates for becoming adoptive parents. The reasoning behind this is sound, if a bit socially backwards. Married couples are considered more stable and committed to one another, thus more capable of being good, consistent parents than are unmarried people. Also Some agencies set minimum age requirements for adoption, (25 years of age or older), and many have maximum age requirements (45 or 50 years of age or younger). International adoptions may also have age restrictions or requirements as well. These age restrictions should be considered when deciding from which countries it is appropriate to pursue adoption. Finally, birth parents also often express age preferences, either for older or younger couples, which adoption agencies will attempt to honor as closely as possible.. Adoption application procedures include a thorough background check. Both legal and financial issues are examined. Any past legal or financial issues that become known because of this check may restrict a couple from adopting. The severity and length of time of past legal convictions (such as drug or alcohol convictions) is considered in making adoption decisions; any serious offense is typically enough to halt the process entirely. For example, no one previously convicted as a sexual offender is allowed to adopt children. Those who pursue domestic adoption with a felony offense on their record will face a long, hard road. Most agencies will not consider anyone with serious convictions due to the possible liability risks that the agency could face if harm later comes to the child. Those with a felony conviction will not be authorized to adopt internationally, per U.S. regulations. Past or present financial problems can also make the adoption process difficult. A history of bankruptcy, large amounts of debt, or any failure to make child support payments can negatively affect an application. Agencies are not looking for only wealthy families to adopt, but they do want to make sure that parents have the financial stability to provide for a child.

How do you get out of a adoption?

Depending on your age: . if you are under 13 you have no direct choice; you may be able to convince your case worker or therapist or guardian at litem that it's a really bad match, and they may object on your behalf. . if you are older than the age of 13 then you can decide whether to be adopted or not . if your 16 and older you may be able to can live on your own (independent living programs)

What is adoption about?

Adoption is a process in which someone assumes the legalresponsibility of parenting a child who was born to someone else.

'Is one of Kirk Cameron's children adopted from China'?

No, his adoptions were domestic he has 3 bi-racial kids (Jack 15 and Isabella 14 and Anha 13) and a Caucasian ( Luke 11) . also has two biological kids Olivia Rose 10 and James Thomas 8

What is the difference between an adoptive father and a stepfather?

An adoptive father is your legal guardian and is your father. A step father is a man who marries your mother. He does not have to adopt you and cannot unless your biological father agrees to give up his rights as a parent.

Why did jayne torvill adopt her children?

She said that she and her husband tried for a baby, but it never happened, I think she got quite depressed about it, so decided to adopt instead.

Why are seniors to old to adopt children?

When the kid grows up the seniors could die and he will go right back to the orphanage. It would be hard for seniors to take care or a child

Can adopted children be given back?

Yes. Sadly anyone can give their children up, biological or not. If you do give a child back to the agency I can assure you you will not be allowed to adopt again. The child is supposed to be like your own, like you carried him for 9 months and there is no return policy on a child you gave birth to. Not to mention the damage you will do to a child that is already sensitive to abandonment.

When do adopted children learn that they were adopted?

Children should be told about their adoption even before they are able to verbally communicate. Conversations about adoption should be positive, natural, and factual and communicated in a way that recognizes the child developmental stage. What is said at 2 is going to be much different than what is shared at 16. As an adoptive parent and an adoption specialist, I recall feeding my son in his high chair and practicing what I would say when he was older. This helped me feel comfortable with the conversation while I figured out what and how I would tell him. He is now 3 and is able to tell me that he was in Sarah's tummy, that Sarah loved him, that Sarah was with him at the hospital when he was born. He also asks me to tell him about when Daddy and I first saw him. That has become his "birth story" and he loves hearing it. His questions are small right now and someday they will be much more complicated. But we have laid the groundwork for our conversations to be honest and open. I hope by talking about it openly, he won't worry about hurting our feelings or wondering where we stand or if this is an open topic of conversation. If you wait to tell your child at that "right" age, at each stage you might find reasons why now isn't the right time. And then, before you know it, your child is 8...9...10. So, you will be nervous, you might sit your child down on the couch with a serious look on your face, your child will think something is wrong, he or she will be worried. This definitely sets a different tone and sends a message like, "Adoption is not a good thing" or "We don't really want to talk about it." Children pick up on these cues from their parents and as they get older they won't feel comfortable talking about it. It's not that they won't think about it...they will. You just won't be privy to those thoughts and feelings. That can be an emotionally difficult thing for an adoptee. So, long explanation but short answer: Tell your child as early as possible!!!

Why and how did you get adopted?

You get adopted because your real parents couldn't look after you so they put you in a care home until someone comes along and becomes your foster parents an adopts you

Are the Gosselin children adopted?

No. The Gosselin children are Jon and Kate Gosselin's biological children. None were adopted, first twins (Cara and Mady) and then Sextuplets (Alexis, Hanna, Leah, Aaden, Collin, and Joel). They twins, and then sextuplets after trying to have just one more child.

Why did i get adopted?

Because either your parents thought you needed someone else to take care of you or social services took you off them cause they couldent look after you proper ley like me xox but they still love you no matter what xox and dont want you to go but sometimes it has to be that way xox dont worry if you wanted you can always go find them later xox they no like you no more

What steps do you take for ex husband to relinquish rights to children so stepfather can adopt?

First and foremost, you have to get your ex-husband to consent to relinquishing his rights. If you're unable to win him over on that front, you can pretty much forget about it. If you're able to, then you have an attorney draft the paperwork, get your ex-husband to sign where he needs to sign, and it'll pretty much be taken of for you from there.

Do you have to pay for back child support if your children are now adopted by their stepfather?

The former obligor has to pay any support due as of the date of the adoption, unless the court specifically states otherwise.

Are there more people looking to adopt than there are children up for adoption?

Yes and no. There are more people who want to adopt than newborn babies that are available for adoption. There are more children up for adoption than people willing to adopt them (particularly teens)

Does adoption hurt adopted children?

Not really. Not unless the parent that adopts the child is abusive in a way. CHILD ABUSE WAY! So not really. ;) Vote for the smile babby!

Did buddy valastro adopt one of his children?

I think it highly unlikely that Marco Valastro is Buddy's biological son. Both Buddy and his wife have naturally Brunette hair color and naturally brown eyes. It is possible that the child could have inherited more than one of the parents' recessive genes however, as I've stated above, it would be very highly unlikely that the child would receive not one but two recessive genes from parents who share the same dominant genes. Both Blonde hair color and Blue eye color are recessive to brown hair and brown eyes which are dominant in both parents. In photos of both of Buddy's parents, they both have the dominant brown eye color. I would side more on the position that Marco is not adopted however, he is also not biologically Buddy's child. Whether Buddy has questioned this himself is unknown but personally, I would think it foolish not to question it. If it were me, I would most certainly question the probability of that child being mine and recognize the chances as being slim. While I would always treat the child as my own, I still feel that I would deserve to know the truth. I think it foolish when couples hide behind the blanket of "trust" in situations such as this one where the odds are stacked against Buddy that the child is his own. People use it as such a method of guilting their spouse out of the truth and I dislike that. I would have to explain to my wife that I love her more than anything but that being that the child looks so unlike me, having not a single feature of my own and having genes that even had I possessed them, the odds of two of them manifesting amongst parents with such dominant genes is a cause for concern for me. If she tried to turn it into a trust issue I'd be forced to point out that if she really loved me, cared about how I felt, cared about my confidence in my self as her spouse and knew without a doubt that the child was mine, that given the circumstances of the child having absolutely no resemblance to me, getting a simple blood test to ease my concerns should not be a problem.

How many children are adopted by gay parents per year?

One in every 20 children adopted from care goes to live with a gay couple, official figures revealed yesterday. The number of adoptions by same sex couples is rising by more than 50 per cent a year in many parts of the country, encouraged by socials

What if one of the parents is not on a birthcerficate can stepfather still adopted?

If the biological father is known and still has his parental rights he have to give them up in order for the stepdad to be allowed to apply for adoption.

How many children need to be adopted each year?

There are more than 100 000 children up for adoption and in foster care so there really is no need for more. There is a lack of adoptive parents, not children. We need more wanting older children and not just babies. So as many as possible would be the answer.

How can a stepfather adopt a child?

The biological father have to give up his parental rights in order for you to adopt.

Adoptive parents less likely to influence to their adoptive child?

Depends on how old the child is when adopted. If adopting a baby the ones raising the child will have biggest influence but with an older child it depends how old they are. The older = less influence.

How can one go about filing for a pet adoption?

Each state agency will have it's own specific forms and paperwork in regards to pet adoption. Typically, you will need to be able to prove you are a good person, with adequate means and space to have a pet.

How do adopted children feel when there adopted family has a child of their own?

I have no speciality in this area of the law, although I dare mention that my wife is a family lawyer who specialises in family law and in particular child-care law. She is not here right now however, so I cannot seek her opinion or advice. Strictly speaking though this question is not a legal question at all and is perhaps best addressed to a social worker who works with families with children. The short answer is ' I don't know'. I am sorry I cannot be of help here.

How would one adopt a family of children?

First you have to find yor states adoption code on websites like "Find Law". Then you have to determine if you're qualified to adopt a child and if an agency's involvement is needed.If you are qualified, you have to locate the proper forms of your state, fill them out and check if a criminal history check is needed. Then you have to obtain a medicalhistory report of the birth mother. Finally you file your forms to the court.Then you'll have to attend your hearing at the court and provide the department of health with the appropriate forms.

Where can one find out more information about children that are for adoption?

Many adoption agencies maintain their own websites which provide information about children up for adoption. Additionally, most local and the national Child Welfare Department have online portals for information about adopting children. Finally, there are several adoption advocacy websites that provide links to various resources for prospective adoptive parents.