A birth father is the biological father of a child who has been or will be adopted; understanding birth father rights and how they apply to the adoption process is just as important as it is for the birth mother of the child. Below we address frequently asked questions – both by expectant birth mother and birth father.
What if I’m pursuing adoption when the father is unknown, uninvolved, or unsupportive?
Depending on the facts of the situation, we may be able to help you place your baby for adoption even without the birth father’s consent. Each adoption situation is unique, and our team will help you determine whether you can move forward with your adoption plan.
Supportive Birth Fathers and/or Married Couples Choosing Adoption
If you are a married couple, in a relationship, or no longer together, but the child’s father is supportive of your adoption plan, the adoption can continue without any additional requirements. Together, the two of you can choose an adoptive family for your child and determine what level of contact you would like to maintain with your child and his or her adoptive family.
Pregnant and Divorcing: Is Adoption an Option for You?
If you are getting a divorce while pregnant, you may wonder, can I put a baby up for adoption while in a divorce?
Adoption is always an option for an expectant mother, even if you are going through a divorce while pregnant. While there are several aspects to consider during this time, including the possibility of becoming a single parent, what’s most important is the best interest of your unborn baby.
What Are My Responsibilities as the Father?
When it comes to dealing with an unexpected pregnancy, much of the compassion, sympathy and focus is placed on the woman. But what about the father of the baby? How does he feel when the mother of his baby is considering adoption, and what are his responsibilities as the birth father?
If My Child is Adopted, Do I Still Have to Pay Child Support?
This is a common and completely valid question for many prospective birth parents: Will I be responsible for child support if my child is adopted by new parents?