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Independent adoption

Discussion in 'Adoption' started by Sammellott, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Sammellott

    Sammellott Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I just received a call from a young man that I used to Pastor. He and his wife are pregnant and do not feel ready to care for this child. They have asked my husband and I to adopt it. Can we just sign papers with lawer or are there other requirements? I have read so many different websites. They all seem to have conflicting information.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    There are many requirements.

    Before you get to those, you and your spouse must do some thinking.

    Most people report trouble when adopting a baby from people they know.

    If I had your relationship with those people, I'd simply feel it would be unethical.

    Yeah, I'm what others call too moral.
     
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  3. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure you can.

    All adoptions require court orders. The best way to obtain one is to hire a lawyer who is familiar with the process in your state and the court where you would be filing.
     
  4. leslie82

    leslie82 Well-Known Member

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    No you can't just sign a paper with a lawyer.

    Did you find the actual adoption law in Ohio: Lawriter - ORC
     

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