What if an adoptive parent is sent to prison, can he or the court choose someone to become his adopted child's legal guardian? ?

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What if an adoptive parent is sent to prison, can he/court choose someone to become his adopted child's legal guardian? (Legal guardianship instead of sending child to a children's home) 

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PS: the child has no other family. the adoptive parent was single

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Children's homes in the United States are not orphanages, they are homes for children who are not able to be placed in foster families, typically because of behavioral problems.

    If it parent, adoptive or not, is sent to prison, social services would attempt to place the child with a family member as a first option. If no one was available, they would look for a foster family.

    Source(s): Adoptee and Adoptive Mom.
  • 1 month ago

    When there is an emergency removal of a child to foster care, Social Services (Child and Family Services, or whatever it's called where you live) has temporary legal custody of the child. After that, it's up to the court who has custody. The father, in jail, does not get to boss around social services or the court.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Once adopted the child "belongs" to the family.

    It would take a child welfare law suit, with a Court adjudication to change that.

  • 1 month ago

    An adoptive parent is the same as a parent, the kid would go in a children's home.

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