If you divorce the spouse is his child still legally YOUR step child although YOU never legally adopted the child?
No, if the spuse you divorced adopted the children or they are his/her own, he/she gets possession of them by law, unless he/she is unable to care for them.
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You file a petition in the court with jurisdiction (usually a family/civil court) in the county and state where the child is a resident.. Please be advised, when a person wis…hes to legally adopt their new spouse's child the biological father or mother must be deceased or voluntarily relinquish his or her or have had parental rights permanently terminated by court order.
I dont think it should be. It puts that child in a bad situation.
you become a child's legal guardian in cases for example if the parents can't look after their child for any reason they have appointed you! (1) if the child's parents have… died and they have left in their will that you will be the child's legal guardian (you have to approve this ) you could also be the child's emergency guardian until the will is read out this can change if you have started for example you have started having health matters since the will has been drawn up then this could come into question the child's welfare is very important . (2) when you want to adopt the child that's been in your care you will need to go throught the right channels what is considered is how you and the child get on are you giving the child the right upbringing remember the child's welfare always comes first you will stand a good chance seen as the child knows you and they will have come to love you like you were their own parent/s it would be very difficult to deny you from adopting any child that's legally in your care unless there are underlying issues in the household i am not a judge in a court you would be asked why you want to adopt the child and if for example if you don't already have children when you do have them how will that effect the child you want to adopt IE would you still love and care for this child as much as your own. a judge isn't always easy going but these issues do arise also if you are a single person and you suddenly meet a man/woman what affect would that have on the child would the child still come first? everything comes into question i am not questioning your abilities as a parent or legal guardian but you would have to prepare yourself for some questions like this hope this has answered your question
Not only is it legal it is the humanitarian right course of action. In the United States, sadly the majority of children who are ( put up) for adoption were abandoned by their… parents. War and accident orphans do occur, but are in the minority.
No. Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage.
I think that in any state you must be 18 years of age to adopt a child. However, your state may have laws about the requirements you need to adopt a child.
No, in the US there is no such legal action.
not if your cold hearted . This full depends on related circumstances. These usually apply when she has no idea who the father is, or at least claims that, and you've become …a primary influence in the child's life. The drawback of this is that you can be prevented from getting custody or visitation rights, because you're not the father, while being obligated to pay child support. see link below
No..but the child can be adopted by a natural guardian
Yes. Adoption makes them legally your child.
How do you legally adopt a spouses child if the father was never on the birth certificate and doesnt kno the child?
First you have to check the putative father registry. IF the father registered in the registry (which he can do without anyone being notified of his registration) then you hav…e to terminate his rights by notifying him. Otherwise when you file for the adoption with an attorney they will know the particulars for your state. Just because a parent doesn't know the child does not mean he isn't entitled to know the child. For example if I die today my son legally goes to his unajudicated father even though my child does not know him. The other parent is always going to have a right higher than yours until the termination. If she knows the fathers name it is easiest to have him agree to terminate his own rights. If you file on your own to adopt him she will have to attempt to serve him (and any other potential fathers) at his last known address and you will have to run notifications in your local newspapers for any/all potential father(s) names in their last known hometown.
only if your brother or sister adopts it
In the US you have to be at least 18 but the agencies set the age at 21-25 depending on the state. At 18 only close relatives may adopt as in a older sibling adopting a younge…r one if the parents die.
Children who are up for adoption is rarely unwanted. More often are they wanted but the parents cannot care for them for different reasons. First you have to pass the home stu…dy so contact an adoption agency or a social worker. Then you wait. if you insist on a baby it can take 10 years. Adopting in the uS cost around $40 000 and from abroad around $50 000. Foster care and older children are cheaper and can get faster. The agency will help you through the legal stuff and they have lawyers. Otherwise you need to get one yourself. The lawyer will take care of having the adoption legalized in court.
You will need the biological father's permission.