If one of your parents was adopted can you find out who your biological grandparents are without the knowledge or consent of your parent?
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.
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Depending on where you live, it's possible (although probably unlikely) that a judge will allow you give up your parental rights without the consent of the custodial parent. You will still have to pay child support though.
Not unless there is a court order allowing the action. I do not think so, yet you can consider yourself emancipated, which means you get along in life on your own. You probably want to talk to your parents about something like this anyways!!
Answer . Check the laws of your state. I believe, in some states, that parental consent is a requirement, while in other states it's not (as long as you meet all of the other requirements and can prove to the court that emancipation is truly in your best interest/there is a legitimate reason tha…t it would be better for you to be emancipated). (MORE)
Can a step parent take out a life insurance policy on a child without the knowledge or consent of the biological parent?
Answer . \nThis depends on the legal status of the step parent. If they are a legal guardian then I would say that yes they could. I'm sure there must be much more to this story.. Answer . \nIf you are a stepparent by marriage, you have no legal authority over the child in regards to obtain…ing life insurance or any other issues regarding the child's welfare. If you have been appointed legal guardian by the court, you have the right to do whatever is in the best interest of the child depending upon the terms of the guardianship. (MORE)
Answer . Generally a doctor will prefer to have parental consent but it is not necessary in most cases because a 16-year-old is considered to be emotionally stable enough to make that descision for herself.
Answer . \nIn many cases when adoption papers haven't been signed this is a good indication that either someone in the family was pregnant with you and for reasons of their own could't look after you, so your adoptive parents took over. Even a friend of one of your adoptive parents. Most adopti…ons that are legal are in the records of that adoption agency and the papers are for protection purposes so that child can never be taken away from the adoptive parents.\n. \nPlease sit down with your parents and tell them you are old enough for the truth. Assure them you still love them, but you feel a large void in your life and you need to know who your real parents are so you can get on with your life. I doubt they will refuse, but if they do, you can either try to find out the adoption agency, or if this is too hard hire a detective to find out who your parents were.\n. \nGood luck\nMarcy (MORE)
Answer . \nStates that have grounds and procedures pertaining to the emancipation of a minor, do not always require parental consent or involvement. The universal factors are, the parents must be notified of the emancipation filing so they may have the opportunity to contest it, and the minor mus…t be at least 16-years-old. Contact the circuit clerk's office in the county where you reside to find out if emancipation is allowed in the state where you live. (MORE)
\n RESEARCHED ANSWER \n. \nBefore I give you the added information to help locate your biological parents there are certain things you should know. Congress is trying to pass a bill so adoptive records are opened should an adopted child wish to find out who their biological parents are. It'…s most important to realize that you weren't "given away" because your mother or father didn't love you, but there are many reasons ... being too young. You are 17 years old so how would you handle it if you suddenly became a parent? Most adoptive parents who, because they wanted a child so much have a special love often far beyond that of the biological parents. \n. \nThe first thing you must do is start discussing this matter with your adoptive parents. They are there for you to support you, love you and they knew this time would come when you would want to know. You aren't going to hurt their feelings one bit! It's understandable that some adoptive teens feel a void because they need to know why their parents gave them up and part of it is curiousity to see who they are and what they do for a living. \nMost families have a case worker or a social worker when a child is adopted. That is a good place to start. If you aren't living with your parents at this time you can talk to other relatives in the family or a youth minister at a church, short of a lawyer (which would cost a lot of money.)\n. \nOver 60,000 Americans are searching for their birth parents. Here is someone you can contact to help: email@example.com\n. \nSEARCHING: HOW IS IT DONE?\nYou can use registries, working with confidential intermediariers (such a case workers, hospitals, lawyers, etc.) Most states in which adoption records are sealed will allow adoptees to petition the court to receive identifying information. The court requires "good cause" before unsealing records; good cause can include compelling medical reasons (it's important that adoptive children know their genetic make-up or other illness' either parent may have had and thus, the search is on for adoptees finding their biological parents.) It was a mistake when adoption agencies didn't take down as much medical history from at the least the mother and that information was passed onto the adoptive parents for future reference.\n. \nSeveral states use an affidavit system in which parties can place prior written consent for release of identifying information in the adoption file. It is important for adoptees, once they become adults (AND YOU ARE NOT YET, THUS THE COOPERATION OF YOUR PARENTS) to go back and place such an affidavit in their file, if they are willing to be found by their birth parents. If they do not, and they are in a state that requires mutual consent, their birth parents could be trying to contact them, but not be able to because the file did not contain affidavits from all parties. \n. \nNOTE FROM MARCY: It is most important that firstly, your parents love you with all their heart and they will go to the ends of the earth to help you. Sit down, talk to them. You need them to go through the legal process of getting some information because your are under-age. You also must realize that in most cases giving up a child for adoption is a painful experience for especially the birth mother and she may feel frightened, ashamed or guilty, so even if you do find your birth mother (and hopefully your father) she may not want to meet with you. Some do and hopefully this will be the case.\n. \nNEVER consider yourself as not important in anyway. You are special and if you think about it, your adoptive parents picked you! They didn't have too, but they did because they wanted a son very badly and they got you! They certainly don't expect you to be perfect!\n. \nYOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS AT HOME?\n. \nIt's normal at your age (you're a typical teenager) to have disagreements and arguments with your adoptive parents. THIS DOES NOT indicate they do not love you and, in fact, when parents set down rules that's showing their children they do love them and want to keep them safe and teach them to be independent, confident before they step out into the world on their own. These actions by your adoptive parents would be no different then if you were living with your biological parents.\n. \nI wish you the very best of luck and if we can help on this board again please repost. If you manage to find your biological parents it would be appreciated if you could post and tell us about your experiences because you will be helping other teenagers get a good start on locating their biological parents.\n. \nGod bless\nMarcy (TALK TO YOU ADOPTIVE PARENTS!)\n. \n. \n. \n Answer \n. \n. \n. \nshe can get done on the news paper. by that I mean you can go to the newspapers pay a fair ammount of money and then make them write what it is that you want. to avoid being known by your neighborhood change name and make it known the name is changed.\n. \n. \n . \n It would be very difficult for a minor to find such information.\n. \nA newspaper cannot accept a personal ad from an underage person.\n. \nThe best option is for the minor to wait until he or she has reached the legal age of majority (18 in all US states exept Nebraska where it is 19) they will then have legal options and other resources available to search for biological parents.\n. \n Answer \n. \nAll adoptions are recorded in archives of the government. I'm Canadian so don't know where in the U.S. you would go, but at least I started this post in the right direction and hopefully someone can give you more information. Meanwhile, I'll do some research for you. (MORE)
Answer . It's not illegal, but you're parents could report you as a runaway and you would be brought home by the police.
In the case of the marriage of a minor, both parents must attend in person and sign their consent if the parents are married. If the parents are not married only one parent has sole custody that parent must attend in person and sign their consent. In the case of joint legal custody both must consent…. (MORE)
You're going to need to do a few things, and most likely a LOT more than what I'm about to tell you but this will get you started. . Get your own lawyer NOW. Make sure he/she is not affiliated with any adoption agency and is REALLY on your side. . If you haven't signed any relinquishment papers …yet DO NOT SIGN THEM. EVER. . Tell your new lawyer you want to immediately revoke your consent to the adoption. Some states ( laws vary from state to state to country to country ) have 30 day revoke periods others 24 hours. find out what the laws are in your state IMMEDIATELY. . Document EVERYTHING. . Get involved with a mothers advocacy group like Origins USA or Baby Scoop Era . Its debatable on if you should tell the adoptive parents or not. What is your relationship with them like? do you know them well? will they fight you for your child or will they return him/her upon request? This is something you should talk with others more experienced than myself about. . Good luck! (MORE)
Do you know of any cases where foster parents are given adoption preference over biological grandparents?
Yes, if the biological grandparents fail to have an approved home study for any reason, the foster parents would be given preference.
If you are under 18 and not emancipated, you cannot get married without your parents consent. Period. . Okay i think whoever wrote that answer was a worried parent. I've been researching because I'm getting married and in sum other countries such as Ukraine Scotland and Paraguay you can get married… under 18 without parental consent... tho I'm not entirely sure on the conditions yet, sorry. (MORE)
How old does a child have to be to decide if they want to be adopted by a step parent without consent of the birth parent?
That would all depend upon what state you are in, what are the circumstances surrounding the adoption. Has the parental rights of natural parents been terminated? In Oklahoma if the child is under the age of 18, a natural parent has to be notified of adoption proceedings.. That would all depend upo…n what state you are in, what are the circumstances surrounding the adoption. Has the parental rights of natural parents been terminated? In Oklahoma if the child is under the age of 18, a natural parent has to be notified of adoption proceedings. (MORE)
I have collected many stories of my birth parents. they are both not alive, that is of the reason I was adopted by a family that is not related to my birth parents. I want closure about all of this. It is a tragic way both my parents and all the siblings born the same moment I was born. My adoptive …mother told me that she is not my mother. My adoptive father gave me hints and told me to use them to find where I belong.... My story is of many grievance's and of a lot of other peoples resentments and discrimination's since the end of the second world war and of cause during Ike. It is a lot of years now and I am a parent of adult children. I have no money to find my answers of my being adopted, but I do have an interesting story of how much I am living through due to the predators of my being a foundling that was adopted. So you see it is extremely important for me to find the papers of this. YOU can e-mail your questions and replys to: firstname.lastname@example.org How do I find and open to me the closed files and records of my birth parents an who they really are along with my adoption records. I have my birth certificate from my adoptive parents with their family name of marriage. (MORE)
The best way to start would be by asking your adoptive parents if they know the names of your birth parents. If they don't, then ask them if they will help you find them. But before you begin this discussion with them, you have to know they may be upset by it, and may not want to talk about it. But …this is a natural reaction with adoptive parents; they may feel you would only be hurt by trying to contact your birth parents. If you're of legal age, then you can try searching for them on your own, without permission from your adoptive parents. There are many sites for finding people, but unless you know their names, that won't help you any. But many adoption agencies keep a record on file with the adoptive parents signed consent for the child to contact them when s/he is older. So if you can at least find the name of the adoption agency, or the name of the attorney who handled your adoption, they would be a good place to start. (MORE)
Yes, every child has the rights to find their biological parents. For an instance their health. It's for the child to decide, give them a chance to decide for themselves. When they are adults they can do as they wish but sometimes the biological parents don't want contact and can then take measur…e to prevent they meet. (MORE)
I dont think so. i mean lets pretend you gave birth. the hospital mostly is accurate on which baby is which. i read a book about that once and all the mother did was take her to her home.
I'm 17 years old and I've always heard that you can leave home in Texas at 17. My parents and I have been undergoing some issues the last few years and though I'm only 4 months away from being 18...I can't take it anymore. I've already tried looking into my options of leaving home. I have a job and …I intend on finishing my last semester of school. I've read that as long as you are going to school and your parents know where you are that they can not under any circumstances force you to come home. I'm trying to move in with my grandparents, who are willing to take me in. Actually, I was kicked out by my parents and stayed with my grandparents for the weekend, but my parents picked me back up. I didn't want them to, I wanted to stay so this is why I'm looking into my legal options. My dad is a police officer/part-time alcoholic so it only makes this even more stressful! Help me! (MORE)
No. When a child has been legally adopted the parental rights ofthe biological parents have been terminated and they have no rightsregarding the child.
I don't think so, this may depend on how old you are and what state and laws restrict you. This would be up to both sets of parents and depends on if the bio parents still have rights.
Unless your city or state has some very unusual and restrictive regulations in place - in most areas of the country, yes, they can. School systems act "en loco parentis" which in plain English means that in the absence of parents the school is responsible for the actions and welfare of children whil…e they are at school. If the child is not under arrest and/or not charged with a crime, they may be talked to or questioned by the school staff. Generally, ONLY if the child is in full custodial arrest, is it required to have their parent/guardian present during questioning. REMEMBER: Even though the SRO works in school, he is NOT an an employee of the school system. His employer and his duties are proscribed by law and HIS employer, the police department. (MORE)
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. (MORE)
That makes things much more difficult. All adoptions, whether through an agency or done privately, must be approved by a court. The adoptive parents must petition for approval from the court as well as participate in an adoption hearing. Additionally, prior to any hearings, anyone who is required to… consent to the adoption must receive notice. This includes any biological parents, adoption agencies, the child's legal representative (if a court has appointed one), and the child if he or she is old enough. If the court determines that the adoption is in the child's best interest, the judge will issue an order approving and finalizing the adoption. This order, usually called a Final Decree of Adoption, legalizes the new parent-child relationship, and changes the child's name to the name the adoptive parents have chosen. . Unless your parents have been charged with parental abuse or an unfavorable environment that you are being brought up in then you cannot be adopted. If your parents are unsuitable to raise you then Legal Aid and the courts will decide whether you will be in Foster Care or live with a suitable relative. (MORE)
Yes, there is no law against it unless the adoption record was sealed by a court order. Even then it can get done, but its a delicate legal issue - theres no straight answer. There are several excellent books on the subject and internet sites dedicated to free assistance for adopted children underst…anding the laws involved. (MORE)
Yes as she is a 17 year old girl, with no way of supporting her baby, it would be in the best interest to give the baby for adoption without the parents consent.
Can a non biological parent. Adopt a child in the state of kentucky without a biological parents signature
Properly, in a joint legal situation, the other parent should agree to it, but the apllication of this is not so clear without a court order.
If the grandparents want to adopt the child that they already have custody of do both parents have to sign or can just one parent sign off their rights in adoption?
Both need to testify in, or provide documentation to, the court that they approve this adoption. Everything needs to be clearly documented, and clearly defined boundaries set to avoid future problems. Or, interference.
With a written agreement yes. However, that adoptive parent could actually lose any chance at custody to the child at a later point because they may be deemed unable to take care of the child (for relinquishing custody). It varies situation to situation.
Can a custodial parent take their name off a medical bill and put the non-custodial parents name on it without their knowledge or consent?
They can try, but just ask the provider to show you the permission to treat slip you signed. see my profile
not legally if your a minor. the only way possible i know is if you have connections to artists
The laws of your local area will determine whether or not you are an heir - normally adopted children cannot inherit from their birth parents unless they are in a will because your birth parents stopped being your parents during the adoption process, leaving no legal relationship to inherit through.… However, some jurisdictions do make exception to that in various circumstances so that you may be able to inherit. A qualified lawyer practicing inheritance law in your local area will be able to tell you for sure. (MORE)
She is not an adult yet. Until she turns 18, the parents are responsible for her and where she lives.
Adoptive parent. Once a child has been adopted, his adoptive parents are his parents, period. It is as though he had been born to them. He no longer has ANY legal relationship to his birth parents; he has no claim on them nor they on him.
What does a biological mother do to regain custody of a child after consenting to an adoption to the maternal grandparents?
Unless you can show that your consent was given under duress or fraudulently, then you're probably going to have to talk to the current adoptive parents and convince them to work with you to regain custody. You can consult a lawyer with experience in these matters and give them all relevant detai…ls for a better answer that is more specific to your situation. (MORE)
You can only get adopted if your parents put you into foster care so it is not possible
If the matter was taken to a court, the parents would most likely win custody.
There are shops that will do it but that isn't a good idea because they're probably pretty shoddy. Either convince your parents or just wait till you're of age.
"Age of consent" refers to the fact that it is illegal to have sexual intercourse with a minor. There are usually no exceptions - the basic idea is that the minor is not old enough to make an informed, responsible, decision on this matter. Tell your parents if you have any thrust on having sex. I d…on't think about if a teen around 13-17 should have sex. Wait until your older. (MORE)
Yes. An adopted child can inherit from his biological parents if said biological parents so choose.
If you know the name of his parents, perhaps look for their birth certificates? they should indicate who their parents were.
If he is legally emancipated, or both parents are deemed unfit, or if the grandparents gain legal custody, then yes.
Can you contact your biological parents legally when you are 17 without your adoptive parents permission?
Unless there is a court order specifically stating otherwise, there isn't any thing illegal about contacting them; you don't have any legal right to do so though, so your parents are free to forbid you from doing so.
If the parents are married, yes. If one parent has sole custody that parent can consent.
Although I wouldnt recommend it, you could always find a way to communicate through email, texts, calls and other devices without your parents knowing. Having friends and their parents cover for you when youre out could be another possible option. But if you really like this person, then I would su…ggest letting your parents know. At least with them knowing, you wouldnt be lying and sneaking around. It would prevent a lot of stress. (MORE)
Can a grandparent gain custody without the parents' consent if the parents have left the child in their care since birth?
Yes, depending on how much time has passed and other factors. If the child has been abandoned the grandparents have a good chance of obtaining a permanent guardianship. They should consult with an attorney who specializes in custody issues.
The difference between a biological parent and an adoptive parent is that the biological parent is the one who is related to the child by blood and the adoptive parent is the one that raised the child.
Adoption(dotcom)'s website offers comprehensive information regarding all forms of adoption. While it is not the definitive source, it is one of the most widely used resources. Parents(dotcom) is another good resource to find information regarding single parent adoption.
They can but if the parents disagree with the exposure, they canput a stop to it by reducing time exposed or eliminating italtogether. The Grandparents should run it by the parents first forconsent.