Can a child be adopted without rights being given up?

Answer Termination of parental rights (TPR) must be granted before the adoption is completed. Usually the child is placed in DSS care for several months to years until TPR is granted by the court. The fir... Read More »

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Can a father sign over rights to a child he adopted but has not seen the child in five years the child does not know him?

Can all legal rights to a child be taken from a parent without their side being heard by a judge?

If you have a criminal record of any sort (this includes drugs or abandoning your child or having your child in an environment not suitable for small children) or you have had reports of not lookin... Read More »

You adopted a child 2 years ago you are now divorced and want to sign over your rights how do you do this and will you still have to pay child support if the child is not biologically mine?

England and Wales It is not possible to "sign over rights". If you have adopted a child, you have a duty to maintain until that child has left non-advanced education or reached 19 years old, whiche... Read More »

In Illinois can a biological father who voluntarily relinquished his parental rights reclaim those rights if the child is not adopted within a specific period of time?

Answer No.Once the court has granted the petition for parental rights to be terminated it is permanent. The parent(s) who voluntarily relinquished cannot have them reinstated. A permanent terminat... Read More »