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Can I do a private adoption in New York without going to court?

I’m pregnant and I do not plan on keeping the baby. A woman my mom works with and her husband are interested in adopting and we’d like to handle the adoption privately and without involving the court. I researched NY adoptions online and it seems that no matter what type of adoption you do, you have to go to court at some point. Is there a way around this and can the couple and I just do this on our own? If we do need a lawyer to draft the adoption paperwork, the couple is willing to pay the legal fees for everything.
Published on 03/08/21
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How do I finalize an uncontested divorce if I can’t locate my wife?

My wife and I were only married and living together for 2 years. We’ve been separated for several years now but neither of us has done anything to finalize the divorce. We lost touch after she moved out and I have no idea where she is living now. Her family is from India and I suspect she may have gone back to live with them. We have no joint property and didn’t have kids. I think I can seek an uncontested divorce but I’m told I have to give her notice of it in case she disputes something. How do I get the divorce if I don’t know where she is and can’t notify her?
Published on 03/08/21
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