Adoption process

1 Answers. Asked on May 19th, 2017 on Adoptions - Tennessee
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How can my husband and I get an adoption process started. I was never able to established paternity for my daughter 14 years ago. She And I have both taken a DNA test with the alleged father. But it turned out he wasn't the father.
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Answered on May 19th, 2017 at 6:59 AM

Yes you can get an adoption. You need to consult with an attorney in the county where you live (or nearby county) to get the process started.

If you would like to contact me personally by either phone or email, you may do so as follows: Patrick Johnson, Johnson, Scruggs & Barfield, 95 White Bridge Road, S. 508, Nashville, Tennessee, 37205, email: patrickjohnson@jsblaw.com; Cell: 615-646-9417; Office: 615-352-8326

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Adopting a child is a legally complex process, with many variables depending on whether you're pursuing an international adoption, private adoption or agency adoption; are adopting a child from foster care; adopting a stepchild; or adopting a child born to a surrogate. At the same time, birth parents have their own sets of needs, rights and wishes that should be respected and honored. Laws also vary from state to state, so your experience with adoption may be different from the experiences of friends and family. Even if you are pursuing an open adoption, the adoptive parents should be represented by one adoption attorney and the birth parents by another adoption lawyer. Experienced adoptions law attorneys can help make the process move as smoothly as possible, while protecting your rights as either birth parents or adoptive parents.
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