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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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46.

Ks    

COME ON YA HICKEY HILLBILLY FREAKS JUMP ON THIS.

1756 days ago
47.

AJ    

With all the lawsuits filed against him, MJ must have had a whole bunch of attorneys. Are we to believe that none of them told him to write a will or adopt his kids (if necessary)? Didn't he have a manager of some sort? Did Michael think he was going to live forever? If so, why was he was always surrounded by security? His life, and his death, gets stranger and stranger.

1756 days ago
48.

salina    

Those are his kids, and them kids know that he is their father. Do not post stuff like this. It does not matter if the same blood flows, all that matters is he is the one who has raised them and loved them like his own. I pray these kids will make it!

1756 days ago
49.

lls    

He didn't file any adoption papers because he didn't want anyone to know that he was NOT the biological father! What an ignorant human being.

All that we are uncovering about Michael Jackson proves how important it is to keep your affairs in order and for God's sake, have a will!

1756 days ago
50.

Can't Stand Obama    

Come on now - he has been dead for 5 days already. Give up the constant updates on his family.

Who freakin cares. Everyone with a brain KNEW those kids weren't his.

Move away from Wacko Jacko now and start reporting the gossip/news for the other celebs.

1756 days ago
51.

JYW    

Why did people even think that these were his kids?! They don't look 1/2 black???? MJ hated himself...didn't want to be black... why would he want 1/2 black kids?!?!

1756 days ago
52.

Mo    

Umm yeah TMZ is obvisously bored and now just making information up. This is all made up crap that TMZ is now just throwing out there because they don't have any news so they are just making crap up now.

1756 days ago
53.

Terri    

Those poor children. If all three of them don't grow up mixed up as hell it will be amazing. They don't know who they are. Weither there Black or White or what. I hurt most for those kids and how they will grow up in a normal enviroment. He was just a looney and if he did that to his kids they will hate him like he hated his father

1756 days ago
54.

lls    

Coulda, shoulda, woulda!

1756 days ago
55.

towelie    

Debbie Rowe is not my lover
Shes just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the chair is not my son
She says I am the one, but the chair is not my son

1756 days ago
56.

pd    

who was recorded as being the mother and the father on the birth certificates of the 3 children ?

1756 days ago
57.

Zoe    

::We broke the story that neither Jackson nor Debbie Rowe are the biological parents of Michael Jr. and Paris::

I wouldn't brag about that. Debbie is absolutely the mother of the first two, Paris looks exactly like her, same profile and everything. You are going to eat your words when she releases her statement any time now.

1756 days ago
58.

Mary    

u dont have the rite to b talkin about michael like that he is better than all of these new popstars and cares about his fans
they dont!!!!!!!!

1756 days ago
59.

Jill Stevens    

This is absolutely perverse. I hope the case of these children in limbo is thoroughly investigated and carefully scrutinized by the courts. A legal precedence needs to be established protecting children from being purchased like things. Hopefully, what will come from this is the dismantling of illicit surrogacy markets. Michael Jackson KNEW he could not adopt--he knew that his drug addictions would have prevented him from parenting children. He knew he couldn't purchase children from a third world country because that would have also raised intense scrutiny. So, what MJ did was purchase an egg, purchase sperm, and voila--he's got a baby--and he lied, he presented the world with this ficticious story that HE was the father, that his "wife" Debbie was the mother--and neither one have any biological rights to the child nor legal rights, because neither one adopted the children in question nor did they proceed through the proper legal channels in surrogacy. I think Debbie Rowe should be charged with some sort of fraud and if MJ were alive, he should also be charged with fraud--they both fraudently obtained these children. I hope the state intervenes and removes these children from this situation. What a mess. Hopefully, the light at the end of the tunnel will be a legal precedence that prevents this from happening to anymore children.

1756 days ago
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lumpletter    

He didn't have to adopt the elder 2 children. They were born while he was married and that makes them his children legally, He should have adopted Blanket, though. I don't know how he could have recieved a birth certificate or even provided medical care for Blanket if the proper legal papers were never filed. It doesn't make sense to me.

1756 days ago
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