• Can I adopt children as a single parent?

    Best answer: You can. It is a bigger challenge. My (then) boss at work adopted her daughter from Haiti, but the earthquake fast-tracked it. She went from "it will be six months to a year" just before the quake to "we have many children available for immediate adoption" just after. Honestly, though, I... show more
    Best answer: You can. It is a bigger challenge. My (then) boss at work adopted her daughter from Haiti, but the earthquake fast-tracked it. She went from "it will be six months to a year" just before the quake to "we have many children available for immediate adoption" just after. Honestly, though, I don't know which countries are best for this. I haven't tried and the people I know who have done it don't really talk about it a lot.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is the age you can adopt a newborn baby?

    I know that there is a lot of requirements for adopting a new born baby, so what are they? What's a good age for an agency to let a couple adopt a newborn?
    I know that there is a lot of requirements for adopting a new born baby, so what are they? What's a good age for an agency to let a couple adopt a newborn?
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • Can older teenagers be adopted?

    Best answer: Yes, they can.

    We adopted our oldest daughter who became part of our family as a teenager after she became an adult and could consent to her own adoption. She was 21 years old at the time of adoption. : )
    Best answer: Yes, they can.

    We adopted our oldest daughter who became part of our family as a teenager after she became an adult and could consent to her own adoption. She was 21 years old at the time of adoption. : )
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • How can a parent explain to their adopted child that their birth mom is a drug addict someday?

    We recently adopted a baby girl. Family members really tried helping her birth mother keep her child but she still constantly abused drugs. I’m thinking about our child’s long term wellbeing - how would it effect her?? Most children know that this topic has a negative stigma. We agreed to remain in contact with the... show more
    We recently adopted a baby girl. Family members really tried helping her birth mother keep her child but she still constantly abused drugs. I’m thinking about our child’s long term wellbeing - how would it effect her?? Most children know that this topic has a negative stigma. We agreed to remain in contact with the biological family and to help our child build her identity as early as possible, with counselling provided if needs to be. Whenever it’s safe and ready, she will get to spend time with her birth mom.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • How is my friend so tall, when his mom is 5 2 and dad 5 5??

    He's around 6 ft 4 and only 16, how is he so tall when his parents are so short? And no he was not adopted.
    He's around 6 ft 4 and only 16, how is he so tall when his parents are so short? And no he was not adopted.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Circa 1972 child custody case in NYC - boy removed from foster parents who'd raised him from birth and returned to his biological parents.?

    Searching for data re (circa) 1972 child custody case in NYC, where a boy was removed from his foster parents (who'd raised him from birth) and returned to his biological parents. Wondered how it affected him psychologically.
    Searching for data re (circa) 1972 child custody case in NYC, where a boy was removed from his foster parents (who'd raised him from birth) and returned to his biological parents. Wondered how it affected him psychologically.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • In the U.S, can you do a DNA test on an adoptee before taking him or her home?

    Can you do a DNA to confirm their race?
    Can you do a DNA to confirm their race?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can a parent sign over their parental rights, a termination, if CPS has an open case regarding the children? The state basically owns child?

    We have a foster daughter from birth to 6 months. The birth parent's are still using, on the run with 7 warrants each. They have decided they have basically zero chance of getting their baby back and has decoded it is best for us to adopt her. We love this little girl to pieces. But a grandma in Colorado has... show more
    We have a foster daughter from birth to 6 months. The birth parent's are still using, on the run with 7 warrants each. They have decided they have basically zero chance of getting their baby back and has decoded it is best for us to adopt her. We love this little girl to pieces. But a grandma in Colorado has decided to try to adopt her. All her bio children lost their kids and ended up on drugs and things. Long story short the parents want us to adopt the baby girl, and not end up adopted by grandma. Can they voluntarily sign over their parental rights early and we adopt? Or will it have to finish it's course and grandma have a shot? She goes back and forth on if we should adopt the baby or not in her mind. She will be 77 when she graduated and says she can't handle that stress. Yet keep changing her mind on her "blood relative". There are four of them living in a 2 bedroom apartment in a different state that the baby would be joining. Any advice or help on this situation would be wonderful, thanks! We were hoping the parents would get clean and regain custody, they just can't get their priorities in order.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is adoption an option?

    We have had physical custody of my husband s cousins baby since August. My husband was awarded temporary kinship custody in December. We just found out that the mom has at least another year to serve in state prision. Is adoption an option or what are the chances a judge would award adoption? We sont want to spend... show more
    We have had physical custody of my husband s cousins baby since August. My husband was awarded temporary kinship custody in December. We just found out that the mom has at least another year to serve in state prision. Is adoption an option or what are the chances a judge would award adoption? We sont want to spend thousands of dollars if it is not likely as we already spent 1500 to get the legal temporary custody.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do white people continually adopt children of other races?

    I’ve noticed something a lot here lately. Most white couples who adopt end up with black, Latino/a, or Asian children. Why is this? Are white children not good enough for them? Do they want people to immediately recognize that they adopted the child(ren) and commend them for it? Even if they aren’t infertile they... show more
    I’ve noticed something a lot here lately. Most white couples who adopt end up with black, Latino/a, or Asian children. Why is this? Are white children not good enough for them? Do they want people to immediately recognize that they adopted the child(ren) and commend them for it? Even if they aren’t infertile they choose to adopt a child of another race, often going to African or Asian countries just to get an ethnic kid. The white birth rate is steadily decreasing while other races are outbreeding whites even if they can’t take care of them and white people adopt the kids that result from this tragedy. It’s pretty sad to say the least. No, I’m not a troll, I just find it sad and somewhat pathetic.
    12 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should I mention that i put orphan meat in my luggage to TSA?

    Best answer: Please do
    Best answer: Please do
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it possible to have a family take me in and help me until I give birth and then they adopt the baby?

    I’m 20 and live in Wisconsin. I’m pregnant and I’m due September 17th with a girl. When I told my (now ex) boyfriend, he broke up with me and vanished. He blocked me on all platforms. All of his family lives out of state in different states so he could honestly be anywhere. I told my family I’m pregnant and I am no... show more
    I’m 20 and live in Wisconsin. I’m pregnant and I’m due September 17th with a girl. When I told my (now ex) boyfriend, he broke up with me and vanished. He blocked me on all platforms. All of his family lives out of state in different states so he could honestly be anywhere. I told my family I’m pregnant and I am no longer welcome at anyone’s home because this is out of wedlock and they’re extremely religious. I am now staying with a friend at her apartment temporarily until I can figure out a plan. I do not have the ability raise a baby, especially on my own without financial or emotional support. I was thinking about this and have started researching.... is it possible to find an adoptive family that would let me live with them so I could save up money for my own place until the baby was born and then they adopt her? Like paying for my phone bill, groceries (obviously), maternity clothes, doctors appointments etc. I never had great parents and I don’t think I’d be a good one either, in addition to having no money. Obviously her biological father wants nothing to do with her so I am all alone in this. :/
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Child was adopted and biological father was not notified.. how does the father get his rights back?

    My fiancé and I are seeking some advice about him getting to spend time with his child and getting rights. Yes we will be calling consulting an attorney when their offices open tomorrow.. just looking for some quick advice right now. The little girl is 5 years old now. My fiancé is not on the birth certificate and... show more
    My fiancé and I are seeking some advice about him getting to spend time with his child and getting rights. Yes we will be calling consulting an attorney when their offices open tomorrow.. just looking for some quick advice right now. The little girl is 5 years old now. My fiancé is not on the birth certificate and there is no court orders or anything...the mom got married, moved out of state, and we just found out that her husband has legally adopted the child. My fiancé is broken right now.. we are wondering if this can be reversed and if he can get his rights back and be the legal father again.. We live in Charleston South Carolina
    16 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is this a good reason to be put in foster care? Will I even be able to? Where can I contact them?

    I was already in foster care previously for a year and a half and I understand that Its serious. I see a lot of questions from teens that only want to go without thinking hard about it. I'm 15 about to be 16 in a couple months and I found out I'm about a month pregnant. I lived with my grandma since I got... show more
    I was already in foster care previously for a year and a half and I understand that Its serious. I see a lot of questions from teens that only want to go without thinking hard about it. I'm 15 about to be 16 in a couple months and I found out I'm about a month pregnant. I lived with my grandma since I got out of foster care but I never really was close to her at all and she is pretty mean and insensitive. I feel like I would get better care in foster care, all of my placements treated me better than my grandma. I don't have a reason that most people are put in foster care for (like neglect or abuse or drug issues) but I understand completely what foster care is like and I would prefer it for myself and the baby (which I'm planning to keep). I live in Texas if that helps at all with any legal parts of this. I searched everywhere but could never find an answer if I could go into foster care by choice like this or who to contact. Thank you so much for any answers.
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • How do I get custody of my younger half sister and brother?

    My mom was diagnosed with cancer and is not doing well at all. My stepdad passed away last March and he and my mother had my younger half brother and sister together. They are 13 and 16 years old. I live almost an hour away from them and although I do my best to care for all of them (my mom included) it is... show more
    My mom was diagnosed with cancer and is not doing well at all. My stepdad passed away last March and he and my mother had my younger half brother and sister together. They are 13 and 16 years old. I live almost an hour away from them and although I do my best to care for all of them (my mom included) it is difficult shuffling back and forth, as I am married and have a 5 month old and 3 year old that need me 24/7. My family and I live in a house large enough for my siblings to have their own rooms and we are financially well off. Luckily he makes enough that I do not have to work, but I do work part-time. I have already discussed this with my mom and siblings and husband (my daughter, too, in a way toddlers can understand) and they are all on board. How do I go about getting custody of my younger siblings in the state of Ohio? I figured the process may be similar to adopting them, but I’m not sure. However, just to clarify, I am not interested in adopting them. I just want custody of them so they do not end up in foster care after my mom’s passing since I am the only living family. Thanks in advance.
    9 answers · 1 month ago
  • Will we still be able to adopt them?

    My husband and I are in our early 40’s and we currently have a sibling group of 3 in our home. They have been with us for nearly a year. The girls are 10 and 12 and the boy is 13. Our biological children are grown up and have moved out so we now have plenty of time to devote to these children. All of the children... show more
    My husband and I are in our early 40’s and we currently have a sibling group of 3 in our home. They have been with us for nearly a year. The girls are 10 and 12 and the boy is 13. Our biological children are grown up and have moved out so we now have plenty of time to devote to these children. All of the children have different fathers, and it is quite obvious. The boy is half black/half white with typical African American features, the oldest girl is half Latina/half white and has brown eyes/hair and is lightly tanned, and the youngest is white with blue eyes, blonde hair, and very pale skin. I do get odd looks when I take them out grocery shopping. Michael’s (the boy) bio father passed away from a drug overdose but his mother (Michael’s grandmother) who lives in another state hundreds of miles away is just now attempting to gain custody, Emily’s (oldest girl) bio father was an illegal alien and was deported back to his country and has (legal) family in the states that would like to adopt her, and Abigail’s (the youngest) bio father is in prison for murder and all of his family is unstable except his older sister (Abigail’s aunt) and she is wanting to adopt her. I am terrified that they will be separated and my husband and I want to adopt them because we love them and want to keep them together. Their mother is not working on her plan so TPR will likely (hopefully) happen soon. In foster care, is separating siblings common if they have a different father?
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • How do I tell another grown man, I want to adopt him as my son?

    Best answer: contact a LAWYER who specializes in adoptions to help you with your idea.
    Best answer: contact a LAWYER who specializes in adoptions to help you with your idea.
    8 answers · 1 month ago