Hey ladies im really in desperate need of some advice.
I live in the UK. My friend (who i dont really see anymore) wanted to get rid of her baby and she is about 21 weeks pregnant and she asked if we wanted her son if not she will get rid of him.
What is the legal side of it, would we be able to adopt the baby? I would want it to be legal it would be my worse nightmare if she turned up one day and wanted him back. Would we have to foster him first? or what? i really have no clue.
We want to have the baby my and DF have had a very big talk about it and we agreed we would love to do it.
What would we need to do to keep him legally ours? Could they just sign parental rights over to us?
ive just been through this over here in australia. i have had legal guardianship and parentals rights signed over to me. further down the track, we might adopt him which would mean, being able to change his last name.
1. all of you have a meeting with a psychologist/ counseller, both together and individually and then collaborate to see where you all sit.
2. talk to the woman and see what type, if any, involvement she wants, this can get a bit cloudy.
3. all of you have a legal counsel meeting to see what type of process this is where you live.
-- but yes as posters above have said, private adoption is illegal in the uk.
We have a meeting with social services, the girl whos pregnant doesnt want to do any work she just wants me to take it... which i agree with you that she needs to go to the councilling sesions. She is so Lazy!
it might come accross at lazy, but put yourself in this womans shoes.
she is going through a big change in her life, both emotionally and physically and there is a big unknown. she probably is very scared about everything, not that she doesnt want to do this, she just needs someone to explain to her, that if this is what she wants, she needs to go through this process.
that being said she could just be lazy, and then you still need to talk to her and explain that this is a process that needs to be done, and its a bigger process if she were to go through "proper" adoption route.
I am trying my best to have a proper conversation with her, she just acts like a stropy teen
She is like yeh what ever i dont care!....
I should have mentioned before that this is her second baby, her first child who is around 10/11 months old got taken into care when she was a few weeks old because they wernt feeding her or changing her for days. Recently she said she can no longer be botherd with her daughter and doesnt want to see her anymore... she was only seeing her once / twice a month anyway so signed over her parental rights over.
I really dont think she cares at all.. and its hard getting through to her, Have you got any ideas of what i can say to her to get her ass in gear to get the fostering sorted out?.
i had a similar situation. you really cant say much, just organise everything for her and drag her evrywhere to make sure she goes!! its a nuisance (sp?) but its the only way itll get done. if anything, and i know tjs sounds bad, but you're the judge of whether this wil push her along, is to say, if we sort this out mow as soon as you have th baby you can choose when to hand him/her over, as soon as you want.
but i cant stress the impportance of getting this sorted before babyarrives, it was hard for us coz the woman who gave her son over to me, didnt really decide until after the birth, i knkew it was coming, and he was in a really bad home for acouple months. and, god forbid, something went wrong with the birth, and you didnt have the docu,entation, bubs would go straight to social services.
are you going to try keep this LO in touch with their sister?? Its hard, but i'd reccomend it. little man has two older siblings which i try togo see with him once a month. its not a lot( i live on the other side of town to them) and its hard seeing them seperated but its good for them to keep in touch.
I would want them to keep in touch, i think its important for them to have a brother sister relationship i would even see if she is in perminant or tempory with the foster carer she is with now if she is likely to be moved home soon i would try and get full permanent foster for her too but if she is permanent with the carers she is with now i wouldnt want to try get her living with her brother, just make sure they can have regular contact. I last sent her an message a few days ago and i havent heard a reply from her.
I feel the need to prepair for the baby who will be here before we know it! I think that she thinks i am pestering her. I dont want to come accross pushy either! Im not exactly trying to steal a baby i just want that little boy to have the best he could possible have. Maybe i should just keep at her everyday!
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