DO I HAVE TO CONTACT THE BIRTH FATHER? A birth mother is not required to identify the father or inform him of her pregnancy. Even if the father later finds out about the child, he only has a limited amount of time before the adoption takes place to challenge the finalization of the proceedings. As experienced adoption attorneys, we will guide you through the process and to make sure you understand the process and your options.
CUSTODY ISSUES AND FATHER’S RIGHTS: While birth mothers are not required to identify or notify the father of their child, a father can demand consideration by the court in cases where paternity can be established.
Just because a father demands custody of his unborn child does not mean that he will be awarded custody by the court. We will work with you and the prospective adoptive parents in making sure you have effective legal representation should a father attempt to assert custodial rights to your child.
PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS: If you would like to pursue adoption for your child without creating legal complications with the father, please call us today to schedule a free consultation. We will explain what the law says, how you can protect your rights, and what can be done to avoid lengthy, complicated legal battles.