Father Of The Baby

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, Uninterested or Unknown Birth Fathers

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.

Supportive Birth Fathers, Married Couples Choosing Adoption

Having the birth father’s support throughout the adoption is invaluable, as you can lean on one another throughout this process.

How Do I Tell the Birth Father About My Adoption Plan?

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.

What Are My Responsibilities as the Father?

It is common for birth fathers to feel embarrassment toward this situation; however, by taking responsibility, you have absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about.

If My Child is Adopted, Do I Still Have to Pay Child Support?

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?

  • The Adoption process: Step by Step

    There are six basic steps of the adoption process - call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more.

  • What if the birth father doesn't agree?

    Learn more about what happens if the birth father is not supportive of adoption.

  • Birth Mother Stories

    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.

  • Why is American Adoptions the right adoption agency choice for many birth mothers?

    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.

  • How much information about the family will be shared with me?

    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.

  • How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?

    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.

  • Teen Pregnancy - Information for Young Women

    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.

  • Adoption Glossary

    Do adoption terms and phrases leave you feeling confused? Learn the meaning to key adoption words and phrases with our comprehensive adoption glossary.

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