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Birth Father Rights in Adoption

There are many adoption articles that focus on the birth mother and her role in the adoption process. However, it is important to know that the birth father also has a role, whether or not he is an active part of the adoption journey. Giving a baby up for adoption without the father’s consent requires special legal processes that vary depending on the state where the adoption is taking place. During the adoption process, the biological father of the baby may be referred to as the birth, alleged, presumed, reputed, or putative father. States' Definitions of "Father" The time of conception or birth of their child or whose paternity has been otherwise determined by a court. There is no one definition of ‘father’ in the US but there are several…

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