The cost of adoption hearings is relatively high especially where the other biological parent
objects to the order being made and if that biological parent
is still having contact with the child, the court will rarely grant an adoption order, although it is possible.
Even prior to the war, when the Terror amounted to a mockery of the concept of "rule of law" by the NKVD and criminal courts, the Supreme Court made four separate 1939 decisions affirming the predominant right of biological parents
to raise their children.
The landscape is somewhat different in cases of second-parent adoption, where one member of a samesex couple is a biological parent
and the nonbiological partner wishes also to become a legal parent.
Thus far, empirical findings reflect that most children appear to be healthier, more competent in school, and more emotionally healthy when they live with two biological parents
and have the most troubled lives when neither parent is present (Amato, 1998; Phares, 1997).
The law says biological parents
and adoptive parents must contribute to the maintenance of their children.
absent parent means the biological parent
who does not live with the child (and may or may not have access).
He said: "Under Californian law there is a priority to a biological parent
so Debbie Rowe will have a leg up.
Our results will either 100% exclude someone as a biological parent
of a child or confirm 99% or higher the probability of parentage.
When one of the partners is his biological parent
, it is possible that adoption might be the best solution," says the article.
Whether the child still has a relationship with her absent biological parent
Matthews, a lesbian who plans to someday start a family with her partner, knows that current fertilization capabilities allow only one of them to be a biological parent
Young men and women who had a biological parent
who had been arrested at some point were up to 4.
Detectives later determined that he was not her biological parent
, but he is the father of Gibbons' other child, according to sheriff's officials.
The analysis revealed six central narratives of parental incapability in court decisions: a child whose needs are not being provided for; biological parents
who fail to meet the child's minimal needs; lack of objective parental capacity; the biological parent
's opposition to the compulsory adoption is based on egocentric motivations; the biological parent
's incapacity, described as contradicting the archetypical family, is contrasted with the capacities of the adoptive parents who can offer the child a more appropriate family environment.
I'm sceptical of TV programmes that show adoptees, years later running into the arms of a biological parent
who is a complete stranger and proclaiming their love.