Each state has different laws about birth father rights that may affect the adoption. An adoption specialist can discuss birth father rights in your state and help you understand the birth father's rights and role in your individual adoption situation.
Unsupportive or unknown birth fathers are much more common than ones who are supportive of the adoption – and yet the adoption process, for the most part, remains the same.
Having the birth father’s support throughout the adoption is invaluable, as you can lean on one another throughout this process.
Some women choosing adoption are unsure of how to tell the birth father about their adoption plan. There are three methods of telling him the news.
It is common for birth fathers to feel embarrassment toward this situation; however, by taking responsibility, you have absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about.
It is a common and valid question for many prospective birth parents: Will I be responsible for child support if my child is adopted by new parents?
There are seven basic steps of the adoption process - call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more.
Learn more about what happens if the birth father is not supportive of adoption.
Adoption stories from mothers who placed their baby for adoption. Learn more about adoption from the unique perspective of mothers who have lovingly chosen to create an adoption plan.
American Adoptions is one of the largest licensed adoption agencies in the United States. We work with thousands of women each year facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to women in need. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you 7 days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and the options available to you.
You can share however much or little information about yourself as you feel comfortable sharing. The adoptive family will know your first name, your last name (but only once the child is placed in their care), your medical history and the state that you live in.
This is a question that can only be answered by the individual family. Each family has their own style of how to introduce the adoption to the child. When you are matched with your adoptive family, you can ask this question to them. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it with them for you, just let her know.
While not every woman who chooses adoption is a young mother, many are. Through adoption, many young women have found an ability to give their babies the best life possible, while finding the opportunity to realize their own dreams, as well. Call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION.
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