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Can You Choose Adoption Without the Father in OR?

Understanding Birth Father Rights in OR Adoptions

The relationship between a pregnant woman considering adoption in Oregon and the father of her baby is always going to be unique. No two relationships are exactly alike.

While some expectant mothers have a supportive and involved birth father throughout the creation of their adoption plan, sometimes a birth father may be uninvolved or unsupportive, or an expectant mother might not be sure of who the baby’s father is.

In these circumstances, you may be wondering if you can choose adoption without the father’s participation in Oregon.

You may have other questions about birth father rights in Oregon, such as:

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

  • “Is adoption when the father is unknown in OR possible?”

  • “Does the birth father have to agree to adoption in OR? What happens if he doesn’t agree with my adoption decision?”

Call 1-800-ADOPTION now to get answers to all your questions about birth father rights in Oregon.

The following guide can help you learn more about birth father rights in Oregon, but this article is not intended to be used as legal advice, so it’s always best to talk to your adoption specialist or an Oregon adoption attorney about your individual situation.

How Your Relationship with Your Baby’s Father Affects Your Adoption

No matter what relationship you share with the birth father of your baby, you may still be able to choose adoption. American Adoptions has worked with birth mothers who were:

  • Happily married to the father of the child they placed for adoption in Oregon

  • In a relationship with the baby’s birth father

  • Raising other children, who may or may not have shared the same biological father

  • Single

  • On good terms with the father of their baby, but not in a romantic relationship with him

  • In a toxic relationship with their baby’s father, which may have led them to choose adoption for their baby and for themselves

  • Not sure of who their baby’s father was or how to contact him

Call us now at 1-800-ADOPTION to talk about your relationship with your baby’s father and how you may still be able to choose adoption in Oregon.

Adoption Without Parental Consent of the Father in Oregon

There are many women who wish to pursue adoption for their baby when the birth father is uninvolved in the OR adoption process, unsupportive or unknown. In these circumstances, adoption without the father’s participation is sometimes possible.

Call us at 1-800-ADOPTION now if you think that you may need to complete an Oregon adoption without the birth father’s involvement. You can talk to an adoption specialist to discuss what’s legally available to you in your specific situation, because no two situations are alike.

Adoption without parental consent in Oregon can be an option in some cases, but this is done on an individual basis and may not legally be an option in an every situation. So contact us now to see what’s possible in your circumstances, and we can discuss what options are available to you based on what’s going on in your life.

Birth Father Rights in Oregon

Although much of the Oregon adoption process focuses on the birth mother, birth fathers remain an important part of adoptions. As a birth father, you can continue to be involved and supportive in your child’s life through an open adoption, if you choose to.

Take some time to learn about your birth father rights in adoption under Oregon laws.

If you intend to consent to the adoption:

You can work with the birth mother to create an adoption plan for your baby together, helping her choose the adoptive parents and more. Or, you can call 1-800-ADOPTION to create your own Oregon birth father adoption plan.

If you disagree with the birth mother’s adoption decision:

If you’re unsupportive of the birth mother’s choice to place a baby for adoption, you’ll need to formally contest the adoption through several legal processes, so call an OR adoption attorney to learn more.

Because the relationship between two expectant parents is unique, each adoption situation is equally unique. Call 1-800-ADOPTION now to speak to an adoption specialist about what’s legally available in your situation, and learn more about birth father rights in Oregon adoptions.

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