(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Petition to Adopt: This is the document that is filed with the court on your behalf to commence you adoption action. It states the legal basis on which you think you should be able to adopt this child, why the court has jurisdiction to grant the adoption, your qualifications to adopt this child and... [more
Florida Putative Father Registry
Chapter 63, particularly 63.053-054 Florida Statutes ATTN: Putative father registry. Office of Vital Statistics; P.O. Box 210; Jacksonville, FL 32231 Tel: 904-359-6900 ext. 1086 Comments: Florida's registry laws are extremely hostile. The registry is not truly a putative father registry...
Louisiana Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Ch. Code Art. 1126; 1270 The voluntary adoption registry may be used by:The adoptee who is at least age 18 The birth mother and birth father The parents or siblings of a deceased birth parent An adoptive parent of a minor or... Adoption Finalization
Finalization hearings usually take place within a year of the time the child is placed in the home. Before scheduling a hearing, check with the agency to make sure you have completed all necessary paperwork, otherwise the finalization could be delayed. Your adoption is not legally complete until... Maine
Maine Who may adopt? A husband and wife jointly. An unmarried person. Resident or nonresident. Consent for adoption to be executed? Consent can be executed any time after the child's birth. A petition for adoption must be pending before consent is executed. Revocation of consent? A...
Adopting In Oregon
June 24, 2010, 6:00 am
Welcome to the thirty-seventh post in our series Adopting In the 50 States. Today, we're in Oregon, home of THE Shakespeare Festival . Remember, I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. Consult an attorney or other adoption professional with specific questions. If you have adopted in Oregon... Adopting In Tennessee
July 15, 2010, 5:30 am
Welcome to the forty-second post in our series Adopting In the 50 States. Today, we're in Tennessee, home of Vanderbilt University, which is the alma mater of two of my favorite people. Remember, I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. Consult an attorney or other adoption professional with... A Few Country Updates
May 31, 2009, 6:27 pm
As International Adoption is always changing I can appreciate how hard it is to keep up with new developments. Here are a few updates that I found on the U.S. State Department website.
May 26, 2009
Adoptions of Abandoned Children Halted by Ethiopian Court
On May 4, 2009 the...
Happy Fri 13th... adoption petition
September 13, 2013, 8:46 am
I finally signed the adoption petition for STBAD today.
Only a minor glitch considering it was Friday the 13th. Notary stamper would not work. :grr: Lawyer ended up searching all over the office looking for something to ink the stamper with. Took an extra 20min to rig the stamper to get the... desperate for Michigan info
December 4, 2013, 5:26 pm
wow , its been such a long time since I last logged on here. what memories. everyone here has always been a wealth of information and Im turning back here to help a friend this time.
first and foremost she needs info regarding Bethany Christian agency that Michigan uses to approve adoptive... Length of Time Between Filing Adoption Petition and Finalization
September 19, 2013, 7:56 am
OK, I am having a BS moment (haha BS:love: )...
Our adoption petition was filed August 1 and we have heard nothing. SW did not return an email and then went on a three week vacation. I emailed our licensing worker. Hubby called baby's lawyer. Nothing....
I am starting to "panic" even though...