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Jackson Never Adopted Kids

6/30/2009 12:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonWe've learned Michael Jackson never adopted his three children, even though he's not the biological father.

We broke the story that neither Jackson nor Debbie Rowe are the biological parents of Michael Jr. and Paris. And Michael was not the biological parent of Prince Michael II either.

Now here's the rub. We've learned Jackson never filed legal papers to adopt any of his children. Legal experts tell us Jackson would be presumed the father but it's not conclusive by any means.

As for why Jackson didn't formally adopt -- we're told at the time the kids were born there was no third party whom he believed would try and claim custody. For some reason, Jackson never thought Debbie Rowe would mount a custody challenge.



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allison    

first

1888 days ago
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pam    

This does not surprise me.....

1888 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

Died from SLE beat into him by JOE JOE the boxer

1888 days ago
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stormking    

this is getting deeper and deeper http://www.vistaultimate.org

1888 days ago
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me    

What a loser. Serves him and his ridiculous family right. A burden on society in life and death.

1888 days ago
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sunny    

THOSE POOR KIDS! WHAT A MESS!!

1888 days ago
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mellow    

Well all over the net are the "debbie rowe's lawyer says the MJ not the father story is a FAKE"
so it goes on and on

1888 days ago
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bla    

He never adopted them because they are HIS!
Show some damn respect to those kids...they have just lost their FATHER!

1888 days ago
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MADDRICH    

So either Debbie goes after the kids or could they belong to the State Of California at this point. Lesson here always file your paperwork no matter what.

1888 days ago
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WouldYouKnowIt    

More proof that all of the lawyers, doctors and other entourage he paid were just vultures.

The more I see recent pics of his kids, the more I'm not surprised he let himself die. i don't think there is anyway he could have handled the thought of his kids not being children anymore, or wanting to date, etc.

1888 days ago
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leigh    

pooor kids..

now that they dont belong to anyone..

EVERYONE is gonnna try get their hands on them..

the nanny, their real parents, michaels mother, and the government would probly even try put themin foster care.

poor kids.. now everyone is going to try battle for their custody

1888 days ago
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lea    

well at least there wont be any legal money woes if someone comes forward to claim the kids. they will be better off with Mrs Katherine Jackson.

1888 days ago
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Ballistic    

Doesn't matter in CA... if you assume financial and custodial responsibility without protesting it, you are legally responsible until they are 18. And before the know-it-alls who know nothing flame me, check out the National Center for Youth Law.

1888 days ago
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brown    

WOW, Never thought the OJ Story would Ever Be Topped.

WOW WOW WOW

1888 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

they are a designer family built in a lab SO WHAT?.I was built so the story goes for DAD howard Robard hughes JR for parts as he needed a kidney so they use to tell me.I would have given him my kidney but it was beatin in than than I was shot in my kidney.He used part of it but it failed later on.SLE killed MJ and joes beat him into having that so JOE whom he was forever try N to please killed him.Meds helped but could`nt save him 1986 is when he found that he had lupus

1888 days ago
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