Q: My husband had been taking care of my daughter for 5 year her biological father is in the country illegally. He move out when I was almost ready to give birth. Can my husband adopt her.? Family court is unable to locate him to pay child support reason being he is undocumented.
Q: She was born in 2005, he vanished the day after she was born. His name is on the birth certificate, however. He was abusive and forced himself upon me and since she was born, doesn't know her nor does she know him.
A: David's Answer: If he is actually the child's biological parent, then you cannot simply remove his name from the birth certificate until his parental rights have been terminated. The only way to achieve this in the non-fostercare setting is to file for a stepparent adoption. If this is the approach you wish to take, call a Bronx Adoption attorney to schedule an appointment.
Q: Father met girl got her pregnant didn't know she was married wants to give up parental rights
Q: My name is on the birth certificate of a child that is now around 12 or 13 years old. She is not my child my now ex wife has told the court the same thing that I am not the father. they started garnishing my check 1 year and half now I've been fighting it but nothing I just came across the real father information can I get my name removed if I put in a petition to bring the real father to court for a DNA?
Q: My friend and I decided to conceive a child through insemination done at home without physical contact or any intimate relationship involved. The agreement was that he would be involved in the child's life, but my wife and I would be the custodial parents. Unfortunately, we did not go to a doctor for the insemination process nor did we complete any legal documentation beforehand, but he is still willing to relinquish his rights as long as we have something in writing stating he can be part of the child's life. Please advise. Thank you.
Q: Hi during my marriage I had an affair which lead to a baby.. I was aware who the dad was but was afraid to tell my husband now everything is out..and all of us know who's the real dad.. is it neccessary for the courts to do a DNA.. we have proof ..evidence and we did our own DNA.. my husband is signing off his rights because he know he's not the Dad.. and the biological dad wants he's rights we have our next court day in 2 weeks.. I hope this is our last one we been going to court since march... ..
Q: Out of 15 years I've only spent one week with my son. 15 years of her denying him to visit has caused a great divide. Now that he's getting in trouble with gangs in New York she wants my involvement. After 15 years of denial of having him in my own home she turns around and places me on child support. I'm so done with this and do not have tons of money for attorneys. What needs to be done?
A: David's Answer: You cannot terminate your own parental rights. The only thing you can do is offer that she have the child adopted by her significant other, if applicable. Schedule a consult with a Westchester adoptions attorney for more info.
Q: I was a good foster parent who did a great job ACS States I cannot work in this New York City with children anymore