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Old 11-29-2007, 06:22 PM
hopeful_2007 hopeful_2007 is offline
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What happens at adoption hearing?

If a step parent adoption is uncontested, what happens at the hearing? What types of questions are asked?

I am required to bring my 9 year old to the hearing, but am concerned about him having to listen to "adult matters".

May not be uncontested, but keeping my fingers crossed!
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:03 PM
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For ours, they basically asked my son (14 at the time) if he WANTED to be adopted by my Husband? They asked me if I wanted my Husband to adopt him? They asked my Husband if he wanted to adopt (uh, duhhhh!)? They asked if there were any issues in the household that would prevent the adoption (uhhh, no!)? They were all no-brainer questions like that. They didn't go into history of the bio father or anything like that. They are pretty sensitive to the kids' feelings so I wouldn't worry too much.

I wish you the best! It was an awesome feeling!
Married to the BEST Husband in the
Mother to:
B-age 16
G-age 13
Hoping and praying to adopt a little girl through the foster care system.
Signed with Agency-Aug '06
Completed PRIDE training -Oct '06
Home study done and approved-straight adopt-Jan '07
Switched license from straight adopt to foster/adopt Dec '08... waiting for the call...
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