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Birth Father Rights in New Hampshire: An Overview

Completing a NH Adoption With or Without His Parental Consent

For many pregnant women considering adoption in New Hampshire, they’re creating their adoption plan with the support and involvement of the birth father. But for other women, the birth father may be unknown or unsupportive, or she may not know where he is. These women may wonder if they can choose to pursue adoption without the father’s involvement in New Hampshire.

Some of the most frequently asked questions about birth father rights in New Hampshire have included:

  • “Can I pursue adoption when the father is unknown in NH?”

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

  • “Does the birth father have to agree to adoption if I want to place my child?”

To receive answers to these questions and to learn more about birth father rights in New Hampshire, call us at 1-800-ADOPTION or request free adoption information online now.

Please note that this informational guide should not be taken as legal advice. If you have legal concerns about birth father rights in NH, you should consult an attorney, as situations vary on an individual basis.

The following is a general overview of birth father rights in NH and how it affects adoption:

What Your Relationship Status Has to Do With Your Adoption Plan

Birth mothers who have successfully placed a child for adoption with American Adoptions have been in all kinds of different relationships with the biological fathers of their babies. You may still be able to choose adoption in New Hampshire, but the relationship that you share with your baby’s birth father may influence how you and your American Adoptions specialist proceed with your adoption plan.

We’ve worked with birth mothers who were:

  • Married to the father of the baby they placed for adoption in NH

  • In a healthy and happy relationship with the baby’s birth father

  • Raising older children, who may or may not share the same father

  • First-time moms

  • On friendly terms with the baby’s father, but not in a relationship with him

  • In a toxic relationship with the baby’s father, which may have been a reason why they chose adoption for their baby

  • Unsure of the baby’s father’s identity or whereabouts

No two relationships are alike, and every situation between a birth mother and birth father will be unique.

Call us now at 1-800-ADOPTION to speak to an adoption specialist about your individual situation, and we can discuss what options are available to you.

Adoption Without Parental Consent of the Father in New Hampshire

While many birth fathers are involved in the New Hampshire adoption process alongside the birth mother, some birth fathers are uninvolved or unsupportive or the birth mother may not know who or where they are. This can be a major concern for pregnant women considering adoption.

If you feel that a New Hampshire adoption without the father’s involvement might be required in your situation, call 1-800-ADOPTION now. An adoption specialist will be able to help you assess what options are legally possible in your individual situation.

Although adoption without parental consent in New Hampshire is a possibility in some situations, it varies on a case-by-case basis. Call us now to talk to us about what’s going on and we’ll work together to plan your next move.

Rights as a Birth Father in New Hampshire

As a birth father, you’re an important part of the New Hampshire adoption process. You can also be an important part of your child’s life if you and the birth mother decide to have an open adoption.

Here’s what you should know about your birth father rights in adoption and how you affect your child’s life through the adoption process:

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

You can join the birth mother in creating an adoption plan for your child. Or, you can contact us at 1-800-ADOPTION to create a birth father adoption plan. A NH adoption plan includes choosing adoptive parents with the birth mother, deciding what kind of post-adoption relationship you want to have with your child and the adoptive family and more.

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

If you choose not to support the birth mother’s New Hampshire adoption decision, you’ll need to complete a series of state-specific legal steps in court to contest the adoption correctly. Contact an adoption attorney to learn more.

The relationship between birth mothers and birth fathers is always unique to that relationship. So to learn about what’s possible in your individual situation and to learn more about birth father rights in New Hampshire adoptions, call 1-800-ADOPTION or contact us online today.

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