Adoption info please

Discussion in 'Family Issues' started by torahlovesalvation, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. torahlovesalvation

    torahlovesalvation Active Member

    A very real scenario of TLS2 and I adopting my brother's children has come to our attention. I know nothing on the procedure here. For example, does it make a difference that he's my family versus an orphanage or foster parent. Does that make it easier or harder? Thanks for any and all input
  2. Desertfamily

    Desertfamily New Member Male

    I am not really sure but my opinion is that it harder adopting a family members child. There can be a lot of controversy in family member adoptions.
  3. andrew

    andrew Administrator Staff Member Male

    I know of an intra-family adoption (a woman that adopted her sister's newborn) that was completely painless. If all parties involved are on board, it shouldn't be a problem.
  4. torahlovesalvation

    torahlovesalvation Active Member

    That's kina what I thought. Any one know for sure?
  5. aineo

    aineo Moderator Staff Member Male

    TLS, I've never adopted, nor do I even pretend to understand the complexities, but I suspect this varies from state to state.
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  6. andrew

    andrew Administrator Staff Member Male

    Yeah, if you're even half-serious you need to find a lawyer in the appropriate jurisdiction and get a consultation.
  7. Verifyveritas76

    Verifyveritas76 Moderator Staff Member Male

    Yep get a lawyer. Should be easier. Once you do, make sure that you and everybody else knows that they are your kids! No foolin! Don't put up with any shenanigans from the rest of the family. We have some good friends that adopted from two sides of the family. It was pretty rough till they let everyone else know with no uncertain terms where the lines were drawn.
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  8. jacobhaivri

    jacobhaivri Active Member Male

    My wife and I trained for adoption in Arizona, so I can only tell you about state relevant information, and it will probably vary depending on the state. Here there are organizations that will help you go through the procedure, and will actually pay for the legal fees if it comes to that stage.

    We had a number of people adopting their grandkids, or other in the family situations. It seems like they would rather the children remain in their birth family, if possible, as a matter of policy. I would suggest finding out what your local agencies are.

    If you want to talk further, send me a private message, and I would be happy to talk it over further.
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  9. andrew

    andrew Administrator Staff Member Male

    Same for Texas. fwiw.