Changing an Adoption Decree

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    Changing an Adoption Decree

    With an adopted child who is less than two years old, is there any way to amend the adoption decree to remove the adoptive father? Are there circumstances to support or allow that?


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    I apologize but I do not fully understand your question. You adopted a child with your husband and now want to remove his name from the papers?
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    I apologize as well, it's a tricky situation to explain. Under what circumstances could a father be removed from an adoption decree aside from obvious neglect/abuse situations?

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    I would imagine it would have to involve the termination of the fathers parental rights.
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    There are zero. Adoption in the eyes of the law is the same as birthing. Once two "parents" adopt, both parents have the same rights to the child as if they birthed the child themselves. Removing complete parental rights on an adopted child is the same as a "normal" child. Unless you can severely document neglect, abuse, etc, you stand no chance of removing the father's rights to the child. Now, if you are going through a divorce, you are entitled to the same custody battles as regular parents, but complete "disownment" of parent (husband) isn't easy.
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