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How do I adopt?

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Ok very quick story here. I have legal custody and legal guardianship of my grand child.

Both parents signed a paper saying they agreed to the placement of the child permanently with me and my husband.

As far as I know the rights didn't need to be terminated, since they just signed the child over. The child had been

in the foster care system for over a year before I got the child. That was in the state of GA and I live in NY. In my papers

the parents have no rights or visits, it states that me and my husband make all the choices and decisions. I don't have

to even let them contact the child. MY paperwork says permanent custody and guardianship until the child is 18. NEITHER 

OF THIS Childs parents will every try to take me back to court and DFACs said they couldn't. BUT I would like to adopt the child.

But what do I need to do. Do I have to go back to GA, or can I have this done in NY. The father is willing to consent to the adoption

but the mother would fight. Is there some abandonment clause I can use ? Do I have to get her consent to adopt this child?

I get no help from the state. The state is not involved or following me at all. I did NOT do a kinship placement. I just went to the 

court and the parents wiling signed him over to me. DFACs retains nothing of him and has not even contacted me since the day I took

the child. He is on my health insurance and I do all the things for him. So now I need to know how to adopt this child. HELP

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On 11/19/2017 at 11:12 AM, thechosenoneagain1 said:

I just went to the court and the parents wiling signed him over to me

Apparently you were granted guardianship of the child.  That is way different from adoption.  You will have to return to the Georgia court if you wish to adopt the child.  During that process, either the mother will have to consent to adoption or the court will have to terminate her paternal rights.

 

To william james:  Advertising of law firms is a violation of the terms of this site.

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2 hours ago, william james said:

a child is the most precious thing

 

Did you really resurrect a year and a half old thread for the sole purpose of posting a bunch of grammatically incoherent blather?

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On ‎5‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 8:05 AM, pg1067 said:

 

Did you really resurrect a year and a half old thread for the sole purpose of posting a bunch of grammatically incoherent blather?

Willie included an advertising link to an attorney in Perth. ;)

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