Hi oneguyinohio, good to hear from you.
I married his dad Feb 7, 2007.
I should have explain more in detail, this child's mom met a man on the internet and kidnapped him and took him out of the country. Took his dad a little over a year and giving up his business and every pennie he had to get his son back at age 6. The bio mom was court ordered out of the USA never to return unless she wants to serve 5 yrs in prison for 5 years. All of this is court documented, we have all the papers.
She emailed the child once in awhile up until 2 years ago. He is now 13 and I have been his mom for 11 months , but has been in his life for about 18 months and he wants me to adopt him so bad and I want the same also.
He has no desire to see or speak to his bio mom. We have emailed her but no response, so shouldn't all these legal papers we have stand enough in court.
We are told we can do the adoption procedure ourselves, the attorneys want anywhere from 1200.00 t0 1500.00 and we can't hack that right now.
I would like to know how one can get the proper forms to file themselves. I appreciate you writing so soon.
I am in Arkansas. I also have guardianship of my 14 year old Grandson, have had him since he was 18 months old. Yep, we raising 2 teenagers.. wooo hooo!