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Birth Father Rights

There is a misconception that often a birth father is left out of the adoption process. A birth father has a Constitutional right to be notified that he might be the father of a child who is being put up for adoption. A birth father is the biological father of a child who has been or will be adopted; understanding your rights and how they apply to the adoption process is just as important for you, as it is for the birth mother of the child. One of the biggest parental rights is the right to consent or the right to object to the adoption of one’s child. Generally, both parents of a child must consent to an adoption only if both parents meet certain requirements that give them the…

Birth Mother Rights

Adoption Choices of Missouri is committed to advocating for birth mothers and ensuring her adoption plan captures her needs and desires. As a birth mother, it is important that she know and understand her parental rights. In every adoption she has the right to make many adoption choices. These choices might include what type of child adoption, such as open adoption, semi-open, or closed adoption. With respect to her emotional and financial well-being, she should never feel compelled to relinquish her parental rights without first understanding how that decision might affect her in the long run. This article discusses the legal rights that birth mothers have. Birth Mother Rights As the biological mother of the baby, whether born or unborn, you have the right to control your body and to determine how you…

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