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If you are under eighteen and have a child can your legal guardian put your baby up for adoption without your consent?
No. even if you are under the AGE of 18 YOU are still the legal guardian to this child. You cannot be forced to give your child up, nor can anyone else make the decision for y…ou, UNLESS you are mentally unstable or will have your child at risk. then the child CAN be taken. But I must say, if you ARE under 18, you have to think of the best interest of this child. can you financially take care of this child.(VERY VERY VERY expensive) Will this babys father be there? could you give this child everything it needed? If there were any types of health problems with this child could you pay medical expenses and emotionally handle it? You have to look at the whole aspect of the situation. and if you are unsure about any answers to the previous questions then it would not hurt to look into adoption. There are sooo many(married, stable) families out there that would love to have a child but couldnt. And if you are not ready for a child, you could give the greatest gift to a family... a child... But good luck, and i hope i have helped! No. I am under 18 and am pregnant. I have decided to give my baby a better home through adoption. However, it is MY decision. You guardians cannot make you do it. YOU are the one who signs the adoption papers and has the right over your child. Also, in many states if you are under the age of 18, and you are pregnant and unmarried, you're considered the only legal parent of the child. The birthfather only has rights if he supports you and somehow contributes to the baby or you during your pregnancy. Your guardian may not be able to make the call, but if you are unable to provide or care for the child or fail to properly care for your child or if you are in currently in legal trouble (especially violence or drugs) the child may be taken by CPS after he/she is born.
A woman can put a baby up for adoption without the father's consent in Utah. This has caused some controversy, and the Governor recently signed off on a partial fix in an …effort to close the loophole, forcing a residency requirement of 90 days.
Legally, probably not. Not unless they have legal custody of the minor's child.
Can a single mother give her child up for adoption without the consent of the father if he is an illegal immigrant in the state of Kansas?
In Kansas, if the father did not begin paying child six month prior to the birth of the child, he cannot challenge an adoption. Guess how many know this?
no, she must approve
Can the father sign into adoption of son to grandmother who has custody of child without mother's consent?
In almost all cases you need the mother's consent before the adoption can take place. However, if there are extenuating circumstances, you can at least try. For example, if th…e mother has abandoned the children and they have not heard from her for a number of years, you may stand a good chance. Just keep in mind a lot of it depends on the state laws where you live, as well as other things that the judge will take under consideration.
Yes, if a court terminates the biological father's parental rights on the grounds that he is an unfit parent, or the biological father fails to appear for hearings on the matt…er.
Yes, but only if the birth father's parental rights have been terminated by the courts.
now a stepfather can't adopt a child without the concent of the child's father
No. The child has 2 parents not just one so both need to give their consent.
That depends on the law where you live. It can vary from state to state and country to country. No one can give you an accurate answer until you provide that information.
In the US, no and yes. I believe Utah is the only state where the mother only have the obligation to notify the father of her decision but he can then seek custody and stop th…e adoption. So getting his consent or give him the custody if she does not wish to parent the child, would be the better choice and prevent suffering for hopeful adoptive parents and waste of money and time in court. If the father's paternity has been established legally, no. The court will require his consent to the termination of his parental rights so that the child can be adopted legally. This is one of the most complicated areas of law. Each state has its own laws regarding unmarried birth father rights concerning an adoption. Reputable adoption agencies take precautions to notify the birth father of an adoption and obtain his consent. Any adoption that takes place without the father's consent is risky. There is always the chance the father will hear about the adoption and he can challenge it if he didn't consent. Birth parents parental rights must be terminated in court before an adoption can be approved. Courts will ask for the identity of the father so that he can be given notice of the proceeding. The mother will be required to attest to her answers in the petition. A mother who is not truthful in answering that question may cause problems later if the father shows up after somehow hearing of the adoption. The courts generally require a diligent search for the father if the mother reports that his whereabouts are unknown. In that case a notice is published in the local newspaper. Notice by publication could leave the proceeding vulnerable to challenge. You must seek expert advice in your particular jurisdiction.
Only if you live in Utah, there notification is enough. You can go to court and see if you can get his parental rights terminated.
No. Only in Utah is his consent not needed, just a notification.