TPR and adoption


#1

The basis for a TPR is that one parent is acting in a manner that is inconsistent with his constitutionally protected status a parent. That appears to be the case here and therefore you shouldn’t need someone to adopt in order to proceed with the TPR.

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#2

CONVICTED child molesting ex wanted custody of child when I asked for custody and CS. Went to mediation and he said he would do supervised to start. Got an order for that and he never did anything for 3 months. We went back to court on it because ‘they’ were pissed that I did not want his wife in there too. I felt as tho HE needed to get to know his child first before anyone else was allowed in there. The order was placed for that and I was told to get the day and stuff I wanted. Got a day and time and nothing was done so I told my lawyer to go ahead and do a TPR. Ex said ok… so here we wait.

I got a call last week that the ex wants to start up his visiation ‘again’ so I called my lawyer. He says don’t do anything till I hear from him again. He is waiting to hear from social services about an age issue.

My grandfather is willing to adopt but we arent sure if he can or not because of his age. My question is this… Does it have to be a man that will step in and ‘adopt’ the child?