I have four adopted at birth children.
The baby is not yours until it is legally yours. It is not legally yours until all rights are signed off.
Yes I know. Mine were all adopted at birth. Went to court at 6 months to make it legal. I did not want to have any contact with the birth parents.
“It is not legally yours until all rights are signed off.”
Or forcibly removed by court order.
We adopted two, in May of this year, 2 fathers, one mother. One father signed off, one father ignored the whole procedure after being notified repeatedly.
The mother showed up at two hearings and missed three, she was in jail during one of them. The judge read her criminal and drug addiction history and removed her rights.
“Two new additions to our family” - (with pictures):