court order timings

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court order timings

Postby anne » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:01 pm

Hi All,
Could you tell me if there's a statutory time between the child being given up to prospective parents and the adoption court order made. I thought it was 6 months before adoption could be finalised in the court. Has it changed since the 50's?

Regards, Anne
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Postby juliea » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:37 pm

Hi Anne

Not sure if this helps, but mine took eight months and that was in the 80's.
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Postby anne » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:49 am

Hi Juliea,

Thanks for your reply. Mine took just 3 months, so perhaps there is no set time. Flexibility would allow for all circumstances I suppose.
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Postby Frank68 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:08 pm

Hi Anne
i was placed with adoptive parents april 28,i was about 6wks old then and my dad went to local magistrates court september 28 to have adoption made final.That was 1968.From what i was told when i got my adoption records being with adoptive parents is not final until local court has registered adoption.
I was also led to believe bm can change her mind about the adoption upto 3 months after child has been placed with adoptive family.How much mileage in that one is anyones guess!
best wishes Frank68.
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Postby anne » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:14 pm

Hi Frank,

Mmm, unfortunately my bm didn't change her mind. As is evident from me being on this forum I suppose! :?
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Postby Frank68 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:18 pm

Hello Anne
From what ive learnt over the years many young mums did not want to give their children up for adoption.
There was often a lot of family pressure that resulted in children being put up for adoption.
So even if i find out differently from what information i got in my adoption file im gonna be on here too!
best wishes Frank68.
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Postby queenv » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:19 pm

Hi
I think it really depends on how busy the court is, and if it has a permanent judge or circuit judge. If the particular court in the same city / town the adoptive parents live has a back log of cases, it may take longer to get an a date offered.

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