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What to Know About Birth Father Rights in Oklahoma

Relationships between an expectant mother and the biological father of her baby are going to be unique. No two are alike.

Some birth fathers are supportive of or involved in the creation of an adoption plan. Other birth fathers may be uninvolved or unsupportive of an expectant mother’s decision to place a baby for adoption in in OK. Or, an expectant mother might not know for sure the identity of the baby’s father or where he is.

If a baby’s birth father is uninvolved or unsupportive of an adoption in Oklahoma, sometimes women will ask if they can choose to pursue adoption without with the father’s participation in Oklahoma. Questions about birth father rights in Oklahoma have included:

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

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

  • “Does the birth father have to agree to adoption in Oklahoma?”

You can call 1-800-ADOPTION to get answers to all your questions about birth father rights in Oklahoma.

Additionally, the following information will give you an overview of basic birth father rights during adoption in Oklahoma. However, you should always consult an adoption specialist or an OK adoption attorney about your individual situation, because the following is not meant to be taken as legal advice, and everyone’s circumstances are different.

How Your Baby’s Father Affects the Adoption Process

American Adoptions has successfully completed adoptions with birth mothers who’ve had all sorts of relationships with their baby’s birth father. These women were:

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

  • Single

  • Happily in a relationship with their child’s biological father, but not ready for a baby for various reasons

  • Raising other children, who may have shared the same father or who sometimes had separate fathers

  • On good terms with their baby’s birth father, even though not currently in a relationship together

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

  • Not sure who the baby’s birth father was or how to get in contact with him

You may still be able to choose adoption in Oklahoma, no matter what kind of relationship you and your baby’s biological father currently have. To discuss your individual situation, call us now at 1-800-ADOPTION.

Adoption Without Parental Consent of the Father in Oklahoma

An Oklahoma adoption without the father’s participation is sometimes a possibility when the baby’s birth father is unknown, unsupportive, or uninvolved in the process.

If you think your adoption may need to happen without the birth father’s involvement, call us at 1-800-ADOPTION now to discuss what’s legally possible in your circumstances. You can consult with an adoption specialist about your options.

An adoption without parental consent in Oklahoma is legally possible in some situations, but not in every situation. So call us now to learn what steps you can take.

What to Know About Birth Father Rights in Oklahoma

Birth mothers are often the focus of the Oklahoma adoption process, but birth fathers remain an important player. As a birth father, you can remain involved in the life of an adopted child if you choose to have an open adoption. Today, nine out of ten birth parents choose open adoptions and continue to have a relationship with their child and their parents.

Here are a few key birth father rights in adoption that you’ll need to know about:

If you’re going to give your consent to the adoption:            

You can call 1-800-ADOPTION to create your personal birth father adoption plan, or you can work with the birth mother to create an adoption plan for your baby together. You and the birth mother can choose your baby’s adoptive parents, decide how much post-adoption communication you wish to share, and more, if you’d like to be involved in the adoption planning process.

If you disagree with the mother’s adoption decision:

By choosing not to support the birth mother’s adoption choice, you’d need to formally contest the adoption via several legal steps in court. Contact an OK adoption attorney to learn more.

Relationships between birth mothers and birth fathers are always unique, so each adoption situation is just as unique. You can learn more about birth father rights in Oklahoma adoptions by calling 1-800-ADOPTION now.

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