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I want to know if the adoption can still proceed if I divorce my spouse ?

1 Answers. Asked on Mar 22nd, 2017 on Adoptions - Tennessee
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We have had this little for since she was 3 months old and she is going to be fine in July ! I want to know my spouse and i are no longer together in the same household now and the adoption was gonna be final in Nov 2016 ,but my spouse got into some issues causing delay and not completely sure when we are going to be able too ... I am wanting to know can we still adopt even though we are wanting a divorce ? i know we both have our little girl in our best interest that's why I am on here to figure out what needs to be done...
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Answered on Mar 22nd, 2017 at 5:59 PM

I can not tell you what to do. I can tell you that from a legal prespective, the judge would look very closely at an adoption where the perspective mother and father are getting a divorce.

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:; 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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