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Can A Child Be Adopted Without The Father Consent?

Giving Baby Up For Adoption Without Father’s Consent

Can I put a baby up for adoption without the father’s consent?  In many situations you can put a baby up for adoption without the father’s consent.  Depending on your situation, however, his consent might be required.  This would include if you are married to the baby’s father or he has been actively involved in the pregnancy and is planning to parent. Here are situations where the father’s co...
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Minors & Child Support – Is my 15 year old son on the hook for child support?

Dear Megan, My teenage son and his teenage girlfriend are having a baby and we don’t know if she can sue him for child support.  It was not planned as they are both in school and depend on us, their parents.  My son wants to give the baby up for adoption but his girlfriend doesn’t.  We support our son.  We’re afraid that he will be on the hook for child support and still may not be allowed in this b...
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Putting Baby Up For Adoption Without Father’s Consent

Learning that you’re pregnant when you aren’t ready to parent can bring many emotions. One concern you may have regarding the pregnancy is sharing the news with the birth father.  Here are several reasons why honesty is important when it comes to the birth father when you’ve chosen adoption.  Remember that you don’t have to talk with him if you don’t want to.  We can handle everything fo...
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Alleged Father Definition & Why It Matters

What is an alleged father? In California, we use the term “alleged father” to describe a man who claims to be the biological father of a child, born to a woman whom the man is not married to at the time of birth.  Other states may call this father a “putative father.” It’s important to know the status of a particular father because different types of fathers have different legal rights. ...
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