When people think about adoption, they often picture unwed teens voluntarily giving their newborns up, often to a couple that’s unable to have a baby of their own. But this kind of adoption is only one of many situations where the parental rights of biological parents are severed.
Phoenix severance of parental rights attorneys handle cases where biological parents voluntarily give up their legal rights to their child as well as cases where the
In addition to the voluntary adoption described above, other examples of situations where parental ties are voluntarily severed include situations when biological parents agree to give up their rights to the child due to their serious illness or incapacitation, drug or alcohol addiction, mental health issues, impoverishment, and other reasons where they recognize and agree that their child would be better cared for by others–like grandparents, close relatives, or well-vetted strangers in emotionally and financially stable relationships.
Another common situation where parental rights are voluntarily severed occurs in stepparent adoption where one parent gives up their legal rights and responsibilities to the child so that the co-parent’s new spouse will be free to adopt the child and assume those parental rights and responsibilities toward them.
Unfortunately, there are several instances when parental ties are involuntarily severed. Such drastic action requires that a child
In an uncommon situation, a woman who adopted a toddler through an agency with the consent of her biological parents (who had reportedly given the baby up so they could focus on their music careers) took the concept of “open adoption” pretty far.
In the case at hand, after a couple years of exchanging messages on social media and occasionally meeting face-to-face, the adoptive mother took the birth parents into her home when they became homeless. According to the adoptive mom, their allegedly differing lifestyles and work ethics led to misunderstandings and hurt feelings which over time reportedly strained the relationship and led to an alleged estrangement with the birth parents who now live in a different state.
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