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Birth Father Rights in Colorado

While some pregnant women considering adoption in CO have the full support and involvement of the birth father in the creation of their adoption plan, other women may be in situations where the birth father is unknown, absent or unsupportive, leading them to wonder if they can move forward with an adoption without the father’s involvement in Colorado.

Common questions about birth father rights in Colorado from pregnant women considering adoption have included:

  • “Can I choose adoption when the father is unknown in Colorado?”

  • ”Can I give my baby up for adoption without the father’s consent in CO?”

  • “Does the birth father have to agree to adoption? What if he doesn’t want to place the child for adoption, but I do?”

For answers to these questions about birth father rights in Colorado and more, call 1-800-ADOPTION now or request free adoption information online.

The information below will give you an overview of important birth father rights in CO:

What Your Relationship Status Has to Do With Your Adoption Plan

Regardless of the type of relationship you currently have with the father of your baby, choosing adoption in Colorado may still be an option for you. But your unique relationship with your baby’s birth father will affect how you and your American Adoptions specialist move forward with your adoption plan.

We’ve worked with birth mothers who were:

  • Happily married to the father of the baby they placed for adoption in Colorado

  • In a relationship with the baby’s father

  • Already mothers to older children, who may or may not have the same father

  • First-time moms

  • Friendly with the father of the baby they placed for adoption, although not in a relationship together

  • In an unhealthy or dangerous relationship with the baby’s birth father, which may have been one of the reasons why they chose adoption for their child

  • Unsure of who or where the baby’s father is

Birth mothers and birth fathers can, and have been, in any type of relationship!

While the relationship you have with your baby’s birth father can change some parts of the Colorado adoption process, choosing adoption may still be an option for you. Talk to an adoption specialist now about your individual situation at 1-800-ADOPTION, and we’ll discuss what options and resources are available to you.

Adoption Without Parental Consent of the Father in Colorado

While many birth fathers are equally involved in the Colorado adoption process with the birth mother, some birth fathers have been unknown, uninvolved or unsupportive. This worries many pregnant women who wish to choose adoption for their child.

If you feel like adoption without the father’s involvement might be necessary for you, call 1-800-ADOPTION now. It’s free, it’s confidential, and you’re under no obligation to choose adoption. Call us now to ask an adoption specialist about what options are legally possible in your situation.

Adoption without parental consent in Colorado is possible in some circumstances, but it all depends on your unique situation. So call now to explain what’s going on and we’ll discuss what you can do moving forward.

Rights as a Birth Father in Colorado

As a birth father, you play an important role in the Colorado adoption process. Learning about your birth father rights in adoption is one of the first steps you should take.

If you consent to adoption, and want to be involved in the adoption process:

Work with the birth mother to create the adoption plan. Or, you can create a birth father adoption plan by calling 1-800-ADOPTION. The CO adoption planning process includes selecting your child’s adoptive family with the birth mother, deciding how much post-adoption communication you feel comfortable with and more.

If you disagree with the mother’s wish to place a child for adoption:

If you are unsupportive of a birth mother’s Colorado adoption decision, you will need to take specific legal actions in order to contest the adoption. You should contact an adoption attorney to learn more about your options in your individual circumstances.

Every relationship is unique, so every adoption situation is going to be unique, too. To find out what’s possible in your situation and to learn more about birth father rights in Colorado adoptions, call us at 1-800-ADOPTION now.

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