• What are the grounds to find a parent unfit in court in Massachusetts?

    My husband gained custody of his 2 kids because they were severely abused and neglected by their mother and stepfather. Their mother has been constantly in and out of their lives for the past 4 years which is only making it worse on the kids. On the rare occasion that she does have a visit the kids are petrified of... show more
    My husband gained custody of his 2 kids because they were severely abused and neglected by their mother and stepfather. Their mother has been constantly in and out of their lives for the past 4 years which is only making it worse on the kids. On the rare occasion that she does have a visit the kids are petrified of going, and there are usally problems that end up ending the visit. I want to adopt my 2 step kids and my husband has agreed to the adoption as well for we feel it is in the best interest of the kids. Their mother has already lost custody as well as her parental rights of her other child and has no legal or physical custody to my husband's 2 kids, but still has her parental rights for them. What are the grounds to find her unfit by the courts?
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Do adopted people have a higher incidence of making life-threatening and illegal decisions?

    Even those adopted as babies/never abused and were raised by good adoptive parents. If you compare 100 people raised in stable, intact BIOLOGICAL homes to 100 people raised in stable, intact ADOPTED homes... would there be a bit more adoptees who made poor decisions in life that lands them in jail or suffering?
    Even those adopted as babies/never abused and were raised by good adoptive parents. If you compare 100 people raised in stable, intact BIOLOGICAL homes to 100 people raised in stable, intact ADOPTED homes... would there be a bit more adoptees who made poor decisions in life that lands them in jail or suffering?
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • My daughter can be super clingy! Does it have to do with being adopted?

    My 6 year old will cry hard if I’m even 5 minutes late to pick her up from school. She follows the teacher around in class a lot. There isn’t necessarily a reason for her to do that, but it’s just her. I hear that she has trouble getting along with other children. It wasn’t specified, but long story short she gets... show more
    My 6 year old will cry hard if I’m even 5 minutes late to pick her up from school. She follows the teacher around in class a lot. There isn’t necessarily a reason for her to do that, but it’s just her. I hear that she has trouble getting along with other children. It wasn’t specified, but long story short she gets upset easily. It turns into a fight all of a sudden. She was adopted at 9 months old from a birth mom who couldn’t handle being a single parent. It’s been confirmed that she’s more clingy than the average 6 year old. There are no signs of mental conditions besides this. We were told that it’s very likely she will get over it as she gets older if we get her the right therapy. Does this have to do with being adopted or is she just more sensitive?
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Adopting a family members child. Please help?

    Okay so my sister in law ( husband's sister) had a child She is 7 months old. Has been in states custody since she was 4 months old. Neither of her biological parents are fit for her is what CPS is telling me . my question is if my husband and I adopt her . will we recieve financial help ? Not that it matters... show more
    Okay so my sister in law ( husband's sister) had a child She is 7 months old. Has been in states custody since she was 4 months old. Neither of her biological parents are fit for her is what CPS is telling me . my question is if my husband and I adopt her . will we recieve financial help ? Not that it matters was just curious. Ive also heard that some states grant the child a college grant is that true ? We just want what is best for baby girl.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Adopting adult step children?

    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is there a need to ban international adoptions?

    It has been decreasing over the years as a few countries closed adoption altogether. I understand that there’s been a few cases of child abuse and neglect. Those are still very rare, as adoptive parents always go through the tough obstacles. Those children still need good homes.
    It has been decreasing over the years as a few countries closed adoption altogether. I understand that there’s been a few cases of child abuse and neglect. Those are still very rare, as adoptive parents always go through the tough obstacles. Those children still need good homes.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is the best open adoption agency to choose if you want to adopt a child out?

    I am about 13 weeks pregnant now, and I have heavily considered abortion, but I would much rather be able to give my child to a home that would love and support him/her like I am unable to do. I want to do open adoption because I wish to be kept in the loop of the child's birthdays, progress, and such. One of... show more
    I am about 13 weeks pregnant now, and I have heavily considered abortion, but I would much rather be able to give my child to a home that would love and support him/her like I am unable to do. I want to do open adoption because I wish to be kept in the loop of the child's birthdays, progress, and such. One of the main reasons I am unable to keep the child is financial, so I was wondering if there are good agencies to go to in general and if there is an agency where adoptive parents pay for half/full medical expenses related to the pregnancy and birth.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should we ban adoption altogether?

    12 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why do people assume that I’ve been in foster care if I’m adopted..?

    I wasn’t even born in the US, my parents adopted me internationally as an infant. Yet some people seem to get the idea that I was once a foster child or have faced abuse/neglect. We don’t know my history, because I originally came from a country so far away.
    I wasn’t even born in the US, my parents adopted me internationally as an infant. Yet some people seem to get the idea that I was once a foster child or have faced abuse/neglect. We don’t know my history, because I originally came from a country so far away.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should I give custody of my baby to my grandparents until I finish college?

    I am currently in college and pregnant. I am a working student and I don’t have the time or the money for a baby right now, especially since I’m not with the father. I just recently found out that he happens to be an alcoholic and can’t take custody. My other option is to give the baby up for adoption, but that’s... show more
    I am currently in college and pregnant. I am a working student and I don’t have the time or the money for a baby right now, especially since I’m not with the father. I just recently found out that he happens to be an alcoholic and can’t take custody. My other option is to give the baby up for adoption, but that’s my last resort. My grandparents are both retired and I spoke with them. They said they will be happy to do it as long as I pay them $400 per month in child support. P.S Since they are going to be looking after the baby 24 hours a day for the next few years, 400 a month isn’t too bad in my opinion. The money also covers the baby’s expenses. What do you think?
    14 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Why don’t some kids ever get adopted?

    Best answer: An imbalance in the kids available to be adopted vs. parents who are looking to adopt. If the child in question is a healthy caucasian infant girl, the birth mother will have her pick of DOZENS of couples lined up wanting a child that fits that profile. If the child is a teenage black boy with mental health issues,... show more
    Best answer: An imbalance in the kids available to be adopted vs. parents who are looking to adopt. If the child in question is a healthy caucasian infant girl, the birth mother will have her pick of DOZENS of couples lined up wanting a child that fits that profile. If the child is a teenage black boy with mental health issues, he's going to have a much harder time finding a permanent home. Older children and children with chronic health problems (mental and physical) come with more challenges than a healthy infant, which makes them inherently harder to place.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why do some adopted people say this harsh thing to people who are not adopted?

    I’ve heard and read several times from adoptees that their parents/family “chose” them while biological parents who choose to raise their children are “stuck” with their kids. Why? If my parents (who are both biologically related to me, by the way) didn’t want me, they could’ve easily aborted the freaking... show more
    I’ve heard and read several times from adoptees that their parents/family “chose” them while biological parents who choose to raise their children are “stuck” with their kids. Why? If my parents (who are both biologically related to me, by the way) didn’t want me, they could’ve easily aborted the freaking pregnancy or given me away like YOUR biological parents did. I’m fact, most of the time, people adopt because they can’t have children the natural way so you’re second choice! Especially with babies because the PAPs are so desperate for a baby that they take the first one available. It’s pretty stupid to say in my opinion.
    9 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Do adoptive parents have access to all information about the potential child?

    Hello, I'd like to know if for example an orphan has been through a rough time before the adoption (for example sexual abuse or other trauma) it would be mentioned on some sort of papers that the adoptive parents could read.
    Hello, I'd like to know if for example an orphan has been through a rough time before the adoption (for example sexual abuse or other trauma) it would be mentioned on some sort of papers that the adoptive parents could read.
    8 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Do you consider any of these women to be racists?

    Best answer: How could any of them possibly qualify as racist?
    Best answer: How could any of them possibly qualify as racist?
    13 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Is it possible to raise a baby in college? Should I consider adoption?

    My schedule will most likely be: 9 AM to 12 PM = Classes 1 PM to 6 PM = Work 7 PM to 9 PM = Break, spend time with baby 10 PM to 1 AM = Study Does this schedule work? I know it's not the best schedule but I have to move out soon so I need to work tons of hours to pay my bills and support the baby since my... show more
    My schedule will most likely be: 9 AM to 12 PM = Classes 1 PM to 6 PM = Work 7 PM to 9 PM = Break, spend time with baby 10 PM to 1 AM = Study Does this schedule work? I know it's not the best schedule but I have to move out soon so I need to work tons of hours to pay my bills and support the baby since my parents aren't footing a bill. I don't think I would want to give my baby up for adoption.
    14 answers · 1 month ago
  • How to tell my 2 and half year son that he is adopted not my blood son?

    Best answer: My wife and I adopted our son when he was just about your son's age. My wife would tell him the story often at bedtime about how Moses was adopted by Pharaoh's daughter according to Exodus Chapter 2 in the Bible. So he grew up knowing what adoption was and the fact that he was adopted by his mother and me.... show more
    Best answer: My wife and I adopted our son when he was just about your son's age. My wife would tell him the story often at bedtime about how Moses was adopted by Pharaoh's daughter according to Exodus Chapter 2 in the Bible. So he grew up knowing what adoption was and the fact that he was adopted by his mother and me. I assume that being from Afghanistan you are Muslim. I'm not familiar with the Quran but if such a similar story does exist in it that is the way I would suggest going about it. Certainly, don't be tempted to keep the truth from him. The younger he is when you start talking to him about it the better in my opinion. Emphasize the fact that you chose him to be your son.Not many children can say that about their parents! I hope everything works out and you have a happy life together and your son can be a source of pride for both you and your husband. I know my son has been for us!```
    16 answers · 1 month ago
  • Are there a lack of babies available for international adoption (it takes long)?

    Some countries abandon children, or a high number of orphans. There’s less infants for adoption in western society, but what about third world countries? Why does it take a few years or even more?
    Some countries abandon children, or a high number of orphans. There’s less infants for adoption in western society, but what about third world countries? Why does it take a few years or even more?
    3 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Would there be problems regarding to children’s safety if the adoption process was much easier?

    If they still did background checks, and most people got a child within a few months to 1 year. Many people would like the idea as lots want to adopt. Would there be a higher risk of pedophiles somehow adopting or children going to homes that treat them like second-class citizens?
    If they still did background checks, and most people got a child within a few months to 1 year. Many people would like the idea as lots want to adopt. Would there be a higher risk of pedophiles somehow adopting or children going to homes that treat them like second-class citizens?
    5 answers · 1 month ago