two of my girls were from a previous realtionship. due to domestic violence issues i fled. its been four years. my current husband wants to adopt the girls but we have no idea how to go about severing parental rights. and if i asked hed never give them up...its his little piece of control he thiks he still has.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on May. 7, 2009 in Adoption
Answer by munch12502 at 10:52 AM on May. 7, 2009
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 11:01 AM on May. 7, 2009
Answer by ria7 at 11:03 AM on May. 7, 2009
Answer by mommymeg03 at 11:28 AM on May. 7, 2009
Has he not seen them in 4 years, or have you been gone 4 years but he still sees them? Get a very good lawyer, because if you go for termination without good documentation, he can come back on you for alienating him from his children and go for custody himself, and could win! It is VERY difficult to terminate parental rights if he's in the picture at all. Call an attorney, they usually have a free consultation. Consult with several until you feel comfortable. Also, how do the kids feel towards their father? Even though he is abusive, without him, they wouldn't exist. Your DH adopting them doesn't sever their biological relationship. I know this is a lot, but I had a dear friend recently lose custody to a dad the child hadn't seen in 2 years, so I'm saying, get your ducks in a row first.
Answer by doodlebopfan at 11:33 AM on May. 7, 2009
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Answer by TabathaM at 9:59 PM on May. 11, 2009
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