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Birth Father Rights

Adoption Without The 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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Be Honest About The Birth Father

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. While you may be tempted to hide the pregnancy from the birth father and conceal the father’s identity during the adoption process, this may be a mistake. Here are several reasons why honesty is important when it comes to t...
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Meaning of “Alleged Father” and 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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