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Grandparent adoption

Discussion in 'Adoption' started by MN2TX, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. MN2TX

    MN2TX Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Stepdaughter is putting our grandchild up for adoption. Perspective parents have attorney and have started process. Husband and I would prefer she’s adopted to us. Do we have any rights?
     
  2. justblue

    justblue Well-Known Member

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    No...It's her decision to place her child with whom she feels comfortable with. I assume the father of the child is in agreement with her?
     
  3. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Is the woman a stepdaughter to one of you, or both of you?

    How old is the child?

    It is unusual to "put" a child up for adoption, like I do my "cattle" for sale at auction.


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  4. MN2TX

    MN2TX Law Topic Starter New Member

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    The child is 4 months old. Stepdaughter to me- my husbands daughter
     
  5. MN2TX

    MN2TX Law Topic Starter New Member

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    No idea. He’s been MIA since before birth. He’s had no interest
     
  6. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    It's not your child - not your decision.

    Edit: To be clear, this isn't a situation where you can "call dibs" on the child.
     
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    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Since this is your stepdaughter, it's not your grandchild (regardless of whether you think of the grandchild as "yours").

    Query whether the grandchild's father's paternity was ever established or whether he was notified of your stepdaughter's intention. That will be a necessary part of the process.

    You have lots of rights, but you have no rights regarding your stepdaughter's child.

    Have you and your spouse spoken with your stepdaughter and expressed your interest in adopting the child?
     
  8. leslie82

    leslie82 Well-Known Member

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    No - and you're a stepmother so you have zero rights either way. But you do not have rights to HER child. Only she and whoever the sperm donor is once he establishes his parental rights.
     

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