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  1. Yes if she agrees with everything, then she won't...

    Yes if she agrees with everything, then she won't need to appear but if there are things she does not agree with, it would be in her best interest to not only appear, but to contest the divorce...
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    I'm just speaking from experience. When I adopted...

    I'm just speaking from experience. When I adopted my twin boys, I used an online service. It allowed me to open up options that I didn't believe would ever be opened to me. My sister was in the same...
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    Your first thing would be to check with your...

    Your first thing would be to check with your local county courthouse to find out more about this type of adoption in your state. My sister didn't know where her child's father was when she wanted to...
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    People do adopt adults. I know in the US it's not...

    People do adopt adults. I know in the US it's not uncommon for an adult to be adopted. It usually works best when you already know of a family or a person that wants to adopt an adult. This way you...
  5. It shouldn't be hard for your new husband to...

    It shouldn't be hard for your new husband to adopt your 21 year old daughter. Your daughter does not need her biological fathers permission because she is now an adult. The only thing is if your...
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    Well I guess it would depend on the mom to be and...

    Well I guess it would depend on the mom to be and her situation. Sure 15 is way young to have a baby, however, it HAS been done. My grandma was 13 when she gave birth to my dad which was a very long...
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    I am so sorry you are going through all of this....

    I am so sorry you are going through all of this. When my 1st husband cheated on me, it was something I just couldn't let go of. I couldn't move past the lying and infidelity. Make it worst, it was...
  8. I agree, you would need to contact the court (who...

    I agree, you would need to contact the court (who will likely get CPS involved) and alert them of the unhealthy situation they are living in. The court will likely send a social worker to the house...
  9. I have to agree. Just because she has BiPolar...

    I have to agree. Just because she has BiPolar does not mean she is a danger to your kids. My husband has BiPolar and we have 4 kids, he has never, at any time, even during his worst cycles, put them...
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    From my understanding a boyfriend cannot adopt....

    From my understanding a boyfriend cannot adopt. He can only adopt the child if you two marry. The only time a father can or is able to sign over his parental rights is for a step parent adoption....
  11. Question: Need divorce

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    It will be difficult to get a divorce without...

    It will be difficult to get a divorce without money. Uncontested divorces do not need a lawyers help, however you still have to pay the court filing fees which can range from $150 all the way up to...
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    Well unfortunately if the biological father has...

    Well unfortunately if the biological father has not yet signed over his parental rights, then he DOES have rights because he fathered the child. You will need to get the bio father to sign over these...
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    Unfortunately, yes he does still have rights...

    Unfortunately, yes he does still have rights because he is the biological father. He will need to be found, and he'll need to sign over his parental rights to the child before anyone can adopt her....
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    It is possible. From what CPS says, they make...

    It is possible. From what CPS says, they make every attempt to keep the children with their family members. However I'll be honest, your age may be an issue. It won't stop you from adopting them, but...
  15. Question: Wanting to adopt

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    First off, I can relate to infertility...

    First off, I can relate to infertility problems... it is one of the most difficult things to deal with. We looked into adoption ourselves, it's a great idea. There are tons of kids out there that...
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    I personally think marital counceling can help...

    I personally think marital counceling can help you regain the passion you've lost or are missing. Also, taking time to get to know him, spending time with him on date nights can help. You really have...
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    As the other answer said, some courts have the...

    As the other answer said, some courts have the low cost or free legal help. I'm sure in some situations they are incredibly helpful, but in mine (and I've heard others say the same) they often blow...
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    You cannot take him to court, I have never heard...

    You cannot take him to court, I have never heard of this. I know of people who want to file civil suits, but they never get to the courthouse. There are simply too many adultery cases, it would take...
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    I agree with all the answers. The age of the...

    I agree with all the answers. The age of the biological parents does not matter, no one, not their parents or grandparents, etc. can stop an adoption of both biological parents sign over their...
  20. Question: I want to leave

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    Wow, I feel terribly sorry for you. You sound...

    Wow, I feel terribly sorry for you. You sound like I did... I excused my ex's behavior over & over & over again, even though I knew it was wrong and I knew deep down he would never change.
    Cheaters...
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    Unfortunately, I do not believe there is. Like...

    Unfortunately, I do not believe there is. Like the other post said, unless its already been determined by the court who gets the house, and since you two are still legally married, you have no right...
  22. Question: Giving up rights

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    First you need to divorce your current husband,...

    First you need to divorce your current husband, that is only making things more difficult.
    Second, from my understanding a parent cannot just "sign over his rights' because he no longer wants the...
  23. Question: How do I do It

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    First, you'd need to check your state laws, some...

    First, you'd need to check your state laws, some states do not allow single parents to adopt.
    Then, you can contact the Dept. of Children and Families. They will explain (or at least should explain)...
  24. Question: Child custody

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    I agree although it seems so simple and easy, it...

    I agree although it seems so simple and easy, it has to be legal. If they don't sign over their parental rights, and you "adopt' or take care of this child they can come at any time and remove the...
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    Oh goodness, that would be a huge mistake and not...

    Oh goodness, that would be a huge mistake and not to mention illegal. I realize it seems like an easy way to make your husband look like the father, however if the biological father were ever to find...
  26. I have to agree... usually, from my knowledge,...

    I have to agree... usually, from my knowledge, there is always a time to change your mind. Even after the adoption papers are signed, you still have a certain amount of time to change your mind,...
  27. Question: Divorce decree

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    I agree, if your hours or job have changed since...

    I agree, if your hours or job have changed since the papers were signed, you will need to go back to court and change the orders. If he isn't following the court orders, you would need to notify the...
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    I would not bother giving him an ultimatum. If he...

    I would not bother giving him an ultimatum. If he has been married for this long, and has had you "on the side" nothing is going to change his mind. Forgive the cliché, but he is basically having his...
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    No. If she legally adopted your child then you...

    No. If she legally adopted your child then you and the biological father had to have signed over your parental rights. This means you have no legal rights to the child.
    If an agreement was not set...
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    You need to be at least 18. However you also need...

    You need to be at least 18. However you also need to be stable, both financially and emotionally. Its unlikely a court would allow a young person to adopt a child unless there really was no other...
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    Been there, can totally relate to where you are....

    Been there, can totally relate to where you are. He is controlling you... and it sounds as though he has you scared.
    You should never allow someone to control you. You are your own person and...
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    They are old enough that the judge would...

    They are old enough that the judge would seriously take their wants/needs into consideration. Living in a 2 bedroom place with 7 people is NOT the best living environment for them.
    You would need to...
  33. I have to agree. I have never had to put a child...

    I have to agree. I have never had to put a child up for adoption, however I have dealt with infertility issues for nearly 8 years now. I cannot imagine the pain you must be feeling -- pain mixed with...
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    I have to respectfully disagree about something...

    I have to respectfully disagree about something posted earlier in this thread. I don't think that people want to adopt babies so that they can pretend they're not really their biological child....
  35. Anyone can contest a divorce, however her current...

    Anyone can contest a divorce, however her current situation won't really help her, they may only hurt her. From my understanding, some states don't even let those in prison contest a divorce. You'll...
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    You would need to file for divorce in your state...

    You would need to file for divorce in your state of residency. If you don't know where he is, you would need to place a Notice of Publication in your local newspaper for 30 days. This will be...
  37. I have to agree, I admire and respect you for not...

    I have to agree, I admire and respect you for not even thinking about an abortion. Your post sounds so mature, you clearly know what you want and that is half the battle.

    Don't ever do anything...
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    I went through something similar. I nailed my ex...

    I went through something similar. I nailed my ex with serious child support payments, he was paying the most he could possibly pay, but he never saw my daughter. When I met my current husband, my...
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    You would need to have the biological father sign...

    You would need to have the biological father sign over his parental rights. I went through something similar, my lawyer at the time contacted my ex and told him outright if he wants to get rid of the...
  40. You would need to start on the adoption papers so...

    You would need to start on the adoption papers so that you can take the child from the hospital. It would be best to consult with a lawyer about this to insure all the T's are crossed, if you know...
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    No you cannot do anything to make him relinquish...

    No you cannot do anything to make him relinquish his rights, I wish you could... I had the same question about my ex.

    I agree, you do need a lawyer. Especially if he is not following the divorce...
  42. I agree completely... First, if you're...

    I agree completely...

    First, if you're concerned about her safety you need to contact CPS. At that time, they'll do an investigation to see if the child needs to be removed.

    If your boyfriend...
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    I agree... nor am I an expert but in all adoption...

    I agree... nor am I an expert but in all adoption cases the parent and/or parents need to sign over their parental rights.
    Even though it's a friend, it may be a good idea to go through an adoption...
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    Congratulations! And what a lovely person you are...

    Congratulations! And what a lovely person you are for taking your grandbaby in... If you've obviously had the homestudy or been "checked out" by CPS, you've gotten the parental rights signed over...
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    If the divorce and child custody agreement are...

    If the divorce and child custody agreement are not yet finalized, you may be able to specify the times he is able to come and visit the children based on their schedule. Or you can try to get him to...
  46. It depends on your state. From my knowledge, most...

    It depends on your state. From my knowledge, most states consider a parent not seeing a child for at least 5 years as abandonment, however there are some that have different laws. You'll need to...
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    I agree, this is hard to say because each child...

    I agree, this is hard to say because each child support order is different. It all depends on what your specific order says. Although, as the other poster said, child support is often paid until they...
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    You are not stupid... most people think that just...

    You are not stupid... most people think that just because the papers are signed, and you're divorce that BOOM, the love just disappears. NOT true, especially if this person is your "first love" or...
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    It all depends on the reason for the divorce or...

    It all depends on the reason for the divorce or annulment, and on your state laws. Each state has its designated "reasons" for an annulment (generally they are fraud, Incest, Mental disability, Lack...
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    I have to agree... there are so many variables...

    I have to agree... there are so many variables that can come into a situation like this. Each custody agreement is different so you'll have to read over it, or contact your lawyer (if you had one)....
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