Frequently Asked Question

What are my legal rights* as a birth father in adoption?

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The legal rights of birth fathers is a very complicated issue. There are two things you should understand at the start:

  • The birth mother has more leverage when it comes to making decisions for a baby
  • The laws regarding a father’s rights in adoption vary by state