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Disclaimer .. IANAL, and A needs a lawyer. I don't think there are inherent legal rights conferred by being a "god-parent". However ... the real answer is it depends who is contesting. If no one contests, the court will award A custody. It will initially temporary, and she will need to petition for adoption after all is settled. Relevant Issues: ...


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The research referred to on the program was a study out of the Universty of Toronto (by Esme Fuller-Thomson and Angela Dalton) published in Psychiatry Research which "examined gender specific differences among a sample of 6,647 adults, of whom 695 had experienced parental divorce before the age of 18." So they were talking to adults about whether they had ...


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Adding to tomjedrz... Things to consider: Who currently has physical custody of the children? If it is A, make it official with the authorities, such as a family court or child protective services. If not we will need more information. What sort of documents are available to assert B's intentions? Find letters, emails, baptismal records, power of attorney ...


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This all depends on where you live. If you live in some countries, where they adore their kids, then this would be considered par for the course. I remember walking down a street with our (then) three year old daughter in one such country. A waitress came out of a cafe, picked her up, and carried her into the shop. 30 seconds later they re-emerged, our ...


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Here is a list based on our experiences, and what I was able to research: Identification Apply for (and order copies of) birth certificate Apply for social security card Apply for passport (if desired) Legal Update your will: Name a guardian for your child Designate what your child should inherit, and how that money should be ...


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Not only is it probably not illegal, it might actually be illegal for them to allow it due to overly restrictive school safety regulation. Assuming this is not a legal issue, it is certainly a liability issue. It might be possible to work something out with them where you provide permission (in writing) that your child is allowed to walk home.


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The home study is the part that sounds the scariest, but it's really the most insignificant part of the process. They give you a checklist, just follow it. What we found was that it was a convenient excuse for making sure we were mentally prepared for fostering and adoption. The first time we looked into adoption we realized we weren't ready by the fact ...


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Life Insurance. You have someone (your child) now who is completely and solely dependent upon you to take care of them. If something unfortunate were to happen and you were no longer there to provide for them, that would be tragic. Life insurance, like any other insurance, is a necessary evil for parents of young children. Tern life insurance is typically ...



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