Questions about Adopting Family Members

It is legally possible to adopt your sister, but it would have to be approved by the state as she is in their custody. You should also remember that your sister may or may not want you to adopt her. She may be...
This is both not possible and illegal. The hospital will most definitely not allow you to sign the birth certificate. This must be signed by the mother, and the hospital will make sure that only the mother...
In order to adopt your cousin's daughter you would need to hire an adoption agency or adoption attorney in both OK and TN. The first step would be to determine if the birthmother's rights have been completely...
You can adopt your cousin's child if both he and his girlfriend agree to terminate their parental rights, and sign a designated relinquishment (called a surrender in some states) naming you as the parent. You...
It may be possible to adopt your nephew in Cameroon, but this would be an international adoption. Although Cameroon has not signed the Hague Convention on Child Trafficking the United States has. As a result,...
Unfortunately, I do not have enough information to answer this question accurately, but I will try to give you some basic information. First, you need to determine if your mother has adopted your niece. If...
It may be possible to adopt your niece in Vietnam, but this would be an international adoption. Although Vietnam has not signed the Hague Convention on Child Trafficking the United States has. As a result, you...
Unfortunately, adoption is expensive even in the best of circumstances such as the one you describe. You will still need to hire an agency or an attorney to do a home study (including a criminal background...
The first step in any adoption is a home study of the adoptive family. The home study is done by a social worker who determines if the home is a safe physical and psychological environment for a child. A...
There is no way both you and your sister can be the legal guardian or legal parent of the child. The only way you could become the legal guardian or legal parent is if both your sister and the father of your...
You cannot adopt your niece unless her mother AND her birthfather voluntarily terminate their parental rights, and state that they want you to be the adoptive parent. In addition, you would need to have a home...
This seems like a very difficult situation. It is not possible to adopt someone who is not in the country legally. Domestic adoption requires that the child was born in the United States. If not, the adoption...
It is wonderful that your are interested in adoption within your family. If your sister is willing to terminate her parental rights, you will now need to talk to the birthfather and find out if he is willing...
It is wonderful that you are considering adoption. If your cousin and the birthfather want to place their baby for adoption they are allowed to choose a family member such as yourself for the placement. Please...
All adoptions in the United States including family adoptions, require a home study. A criminal background check is a required part of all home studies. In addition to a home study, you will need either an...

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