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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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Kim    

I hope the kids remember who they new as their father. No matter what the case, MJ took care of those kids and raised them as his own. The kids are going to live a very unique life because of all this and I just hope that somehow they get the chance at a normal life with the people that they know as "family". No matter how much can come out, MJ is their father and always will be. Rest in peace Michael Jackson. You will be missed. XOXO

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Friend86    

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amber    

poor kids. michael loved them and should be considered their father... i'm sure that they want to remain his children as opposed to learning the truth. he was the one who so desperately wanted them and cared for them and he is by all means their real father. these other people should shut their mouths and allow the children to remain with the family and memories of their father that they know and love

1756 days ago
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ritchierich    

Is TMZ just making up news so people can comment on it??? I agree with post 32 so feed your lies n garbage to someone else, that doesn't know any better.. I

1756 days ago
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mia    

Lillian, you are so right. None of us know why he had those kids, I think he was unbalanced but he had money so he could get away with it. I have always read that Michael always chose little white boys. Either way, those kids need to be checked by a doctor right away!

1756 days ago
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AC    

This is getting crazier and crazier. Liza was right, "all hell is going to break loose." I am glad there were some moments of celebrating his music over the weekend, because now the glove, excuse the pun, comes off! Sadly, this circus will continue...

1756 days ago
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HeatherC.    

It shouldn't matter if the kids were legally adopted. Michael has always been their parent. I wonder if every parent that has a child born by a surrogate with no biological connection has to go through a formal adoption process. I highly doubt it. These children are going through enough right now. Michael was their father...period.

1756 days ago
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Liz    

I guess we'll be seeing a story about the Jackson's suing for malpractice.

How could a lawyer be so involved with baby #3 not dot the i's and cross the t's?
During Debbie Rowe's last dash-for-cash, how could those lawyers not dot the i's and cross the t's?

1756 days ago
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MB    

OMG

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40.

Sharona    

If this is true...they will not get any of his money because they are not his TRUE heirs?
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35. Someone needs to have these children checked out for sexual abuse. And now they are living in the same house with Joe Jackson!! Latoya and Michael both made claims that Joe Jackson sexually abused them. Come on people...he was making his own little harem of children. Michael Jackson was a pedophile. Pedophiles don't change their ways, they find ways around the system to get to children. Where is Gloria Alred when she is needed. Stop worrying about the Octo-mom Gloria and get on the ball to have the Jackson kids checked by a doctor!!

Posted at 12:02PM on Jun 30th 2009 by Lillian
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Joe Jackson may have beat them, but I have NEVER heard about any sexual abuse.

1756 days ago
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Boliver    

Any one would have to be either blind or a complete buffoon to think Micheal Jackson was the biological father of those children..

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42.

Jim    

Does this mean that Howard K Stern may claim them or could they be Larry Birkhead's kids. Hollywood needs to quit being so damn selfish with regards to their "kids" or what they really are, mass to fill the holes in the lives of these poor pathetic souls.

1756 days ago
43.

sable    

Not only was he a junkie but very stupied!!! Feel very sad those kids!!!

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tuliptx    

If this is true it is sooo sad!! I thought he seriously was the father of those children...who do they belong to if not the two of them?? This is getting more bizarre everyday!

1756 days ago
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Moni    

OK, these are designer babies!?!?Let me guess the next story line, "Michael never really had vitiligo!" TMZ u suck! Leave the poor man alone

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