Can unmarried mother put child up for adoption without fathers consent?

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If the mother is unmarried and the father has never established his paternity that might be possible if the mother claims the father is unknown. If the father knows he has fathered a child he can request a DNA test to establish his paternity through the court. The child could not be adopted without his or the court's consent

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 you, 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.

Can a 16-year-old mother get married without parental consent to the father of her child?

Maryland, Florida, Virginia, W.Virginia and New Jersey allow a female minor to marry without parental or guardian permission if she is pregnant or already has a child. Kentucky allows the action with the permission of the district court. All other states (except Nebraska) require the consent of parent(s) or guardian for persons under the age of 18. FYI, all states (with the exception of Nebraska) as of 2/27/06 have established the legal age of majority for minors at 18.

If an unmarried woman gives a child up for adoption does the father have first claim on the child and if he does take custody is the mother obligated to pay child support?

Answer . Yes, the father does get first claim, in order for the child to be adopted by someone else, he needs to give up his legal rights as a father to the child. If you fully give up the child for adoption, to him, then he can not make you pay child support, but if he takes custody only, then yes you may be instructed to pay child support. He does not need to adopt to get custody. But he may stop you from giving up your child, by claiming he supports the child financially, and does not wish to terminate parental rights, but also does not wish look after the child himself.Get a lawyer and discuss this with him. Check out this site for more information http://adoption.about.com/od/placingachild/i/adoptionoption.htm

Can a mother take a child out of the state without the fathers consent?

Whether or not a mother can take a child out of the state withoutthe father's consent depends on the custody order that is in place.If there is no formal agreement, she does not need permission toleave the state with the child.

If a mother signs over her parental rights can the fathers wife adopt the child without her consent?

If a biological parent gives up their parental rights, then thespouse of the other parent is able to adopt the child. The parentwho gave up their rights has no say in the matter.

In Illinois can a mother leave the state with the child without the fathers consent?

Yes you can because it is legal if a guradian or parent allows it to be for a certain amount of time. Usually depending on their age. (time varies)

Can a mother who put up a child for adoption search for the child and how?

email this guy. this is what he posted on the internet: I know that are many people have discovered they have a sibling that was put up for adoption. I understand the range of emotions that this news brings forth. I have so many questions myself. I have been searching for over two years now for a sister that was put up for adoption in Odessa Texas. We think that she was born the end of 1949 or the beginning months of 1950 at the Gettins Clinic. She might not even know that she was adopted. I have learned a great deal about finding people. During my search I have helped several people find their loved ones. This has made all the time, money, and hard work worth while. If you need help let me know. I would like to help if I can. Sometimes it is impossible to find a family member as I have found, other times it's much easier than you think. LIN nilesnick@hotmail.com

Can a woman put a baby up for adoption without the fathers consent in Utah?

A woman can put a baby up for adoption without the father's consentin Utah. This has caused some controversy, and the Governorrecently signed off on a partial fix in an effort to close theloophole, forcing a residency requirement of 90 days.

Can a child be put up for adoption without fathers consent?

certainly NOT, if the fathers' name is the birth certificate, if the father's is absent but he knows the child is his a DNA test is in order and make sure that the father gets a good lawyer!!

Can a mother move child across country without fathers consent?

A mother cannot move a child across the country without a father'sconsent. However, if it is spelled out in separation or divorcepapers, she can.

The father of the child can marry the mother without a parent consent if they are 17 in the state of Georgia?

They either have to have the parental consent or a court order to get a marriage license.

In texes Can mother leave state with child without fathers consent?

I don't believe the mother can do that in any state. There is an order of how things are supposed to go. The mother must ask the courts permission to go and it must be granted. Fathers do have rights.

Can an unmarried mother move her child out of Michigan without father consent if he is on the birth certificate but no custody for dad is established and no child support is established?

Unless you are constrained by some legal requirement you are free to travel with your children as you please.

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?

Can an unmarried father keep the child from the mother?

Unites States: No. An unmarried father has no right to keep the child from her mother unless there is a court order to that effect. He has no personal legal authority to keep the child. In the absence of any order, if he takes the child and fails to return the child to the mother she should call the police. Generally, if the parents are unmarried the mother has sole custody and control in most states until the father can establish his paternity. Remember, a child's mother can always be identified by medical records. Since the father didn't give birth and he was not legally married at the time of the birth he must establish his paternity by signing the birth certificate at the time of birth (waiving DNA testing rights) which must be done with mother's consent. If he doesn't sign the birth certificate then he must seek another way to establish his paternity and that is done through a DNA test. A paternity test can be arranged through the court. Once paternity is established in court, the father can request visitations or custody through the court. If the mother retains physical custody she can request that the court issue a child support order. If the father gets physical custody he can request a child support order.

How can a mother get a passport for a child without the fathers consent?

A request must be made of the court to override his power to object, or to remove his parental rights and responsibilities. Because most countries, including the US, do not honor the Hague Treaty when it comes to custody rights claims made by fathers with foreign orders, there must be a limit on allowing these passports to be granted. Only Cuba, who did not sign the Treaty, honors foreign orders equally, regardless of the gender of the claiming parent.

If a non married father wants to put the child up for adoption but the mother wants to keep it does the father have to pay child support?

Single fathers have no assumed legal rights to the child, so he can't do anything except pay child support.

If a mother has custody of a child can she waive child support and move without consent of the father?

Child support may be waived only with the consent of the court/agency that entered the order. The divorce or support order may contain language about moving the child.

18 year old father wants to give baby up for adoption can he without the mothers consent Alabama?

that is not right thing to the mother MUST have a say it is her child she give birth to a baby NOT YOU

If the mother leaves the country without consent is the father still responsible for child support?

Yes unless he goes to court to have the support order modified. He is responsible for that child regardless of where the mother is. However, he can get a court order to have the child returned. The mother has no right to leave the country without the father's, and court's, consent. Most countries in the Western World have some sort of reciprocal agreements regarding child custody.

Can a mother take a child out of the country without the fathers consent?

(in the US) The baby would need a passport to leave the country anda US passport cannot be issued to the baby without the consentof both parents . HOWEVER - if there is any intent contemplatedto permanently separate the father from his child, no , thatis unlawful. This is especially true if there is some kind of legalaction taking place over divorce and/or custody matters.

Can a unmarried mother take a child from Ireland to England without the fathers consent if he has primary custody?

If he has primary custody or even visitation rights, you cannottake his child far enough away that he cannot readily exercise hiscustody/visitation rights unless he gives you permission to do so.

If the father of the child get custody can his wife adopt the child without the mother consent?

No. The adoption would require the mother's voluntary consent unless a court deems her to be an unfit parent and terminates her parental rights. See related question link.

Can a step father adopt a child without the biological fathers consent?

While the biological father's consent is usually required, there are sometimes extenuating circumstances in which the stepfather can adopt without his consent. For example, if the father has had no contact with the child in years, if the father's address is unknown, if the father has been proven to be abusive to the child, etc. But even in cases such as these, a lot of it varies from one state to another, as well as how the case is presented, etc. There are just too many variables involved to give a "yes" or "no" answer. I would advise consulting an attorney on this. Quite often, many attorneys don't even charge for an initial consulting fee, so you may be able to get the information you need without having to pay for it if money is a concern.

Can an unmarried mother leave the state without consent of father?

Yes, however that does not curtail the fact that he could file an injunction to stop it.

Can a father take child out of state without mothers consent?

Provided it is just for a trio or vacation, and not a permanent move, then possibly yes. In other circumstances no. It depends a lot on marital status, legal custody, and any existing court orders. Consulting a lawyer would be a great idea to find out the legalities for your specific situation.

Can an unmarried mother keep child from father?

It would depend on the circumstances. If the father signed the birth certificate then he automatically has rights and can take you to court for those rights. If he's not on the birth certificate, he will have to ask the court to order a paternity test, he will probably have to pay for it, depending on the state laws, and if it shows he is the father, then again, he can take you to court for visitation rights. If you are married to the person, they are on the birth certificate and you split up, without a parenting plan, in place ordered by the court, there really isn't much he can do if you do not let him see his child, until he takes you in to court. For your child's sake, do everything in your power to make peace w/ and work together w/the father of your child. When the parents battle against each other, especially in front of their child it TRULY effects your CHILD'S self-image, self-esteem and they become confused about who they are suppose to be.

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 the 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.

Can an unmarried mother sign over guardianship of children without fathers consent?

No. Even though an unwed biological mother holds full custodial rights to the child the father of the child must be notified and agreeable to such action. The court will require that paternity has been established and the biological father has been notified of the guardianship petition. The father then has the option of agreeing or contesting the matter. FYI, a parent regardless of marital status cannot arbitrarily sign over the rights of their child/children. Temporary custodial rights can be given to another family member or qualified adult. Temporary custody in most instances is considered to be 90 days or less. During that time the biological parent(s) must keep in contact with the caregiver and the child through visitation, phone contact and/or written correspondence. It is also necessary to have a written agreement relating to the arrangement of financial support for the minor child/children.

Can an unmarried father take the unmarried mother of his child to court to have his name put on birth certificate?

You sure can i took my ex to court and she had to give me visitation and my rights. What saved me is she got married after she had my kid not before that's a whole different situation. You will most likely need a lawyer unless your good with paperwork and court properganda. Just be ready to pay child support also.

If the father pays child support in the state of New York can the unmarried mother take her child to another state if the legal father is paying child support and without the fathers consent?

What does your court order say about moving out of state? Does the non-custodial parent take part in visitation with the child? How screwed up do you want the child support to become? The adult way to handle this is to have a conversation with the other parent and let them know your intentions, why you are moving and the impact this will have on visitation. If the other parent visits regularly the order will have to be rewritten (if the other parent wants it to be) to allow for travel, how is the child going to get back and forth, how much time will be spent with the other parent, etc.

Can a mother move to another state and take the child without telling the unmarried father?

She could if there has been no court orders regarding paternity and custody. However, she may find herself in trouble if the father decides to pursue the case in court. She could if there has been no court orders regarding paternity and custody. However, she may find herself in trouble if the father decides to pursue the case in court. She could if there has been no court orders regarding paternity and custody. However, she may find herself in trouble if the father decides to pursue the case in court. She could if there has been no court orders regarding paternity and custody. However, she may find herself in trouble if the father decides to pursue the case in court.

Can your boyfriend adopt your child without the birth fathers consent?

Yes, but only if the birth father's parental rights have been terminated by the courts.

Can a father give up his parental rights without the consent of the mother and stop paying child support?

In general, parental rights are terminated either preparatory to an adoption, or after a trial in which it is determined that the parent is unfit. In any case, termination of parental rights does not, in itself, terminate child support.

Can an unmarried mother move in state with her child without the fathers permission?

Yes, as long as the move doesn't interfere with the father's court ordered custody or visitation rights. If there are no current court orders then she is free to move. Yes, as long as the move doesn't interfere with the father's court ordered custody or visitation rights. If there are no current court orders then she is free to move. Yes, as long as the move doesn't interfere with the father's court ordered custody or visitation rights. If there are no current court orders then she is free to move. Yes, as long as the move doesn't interfere with the father's court ordered custody or visitation rights. If there are no current court orders then she is free to move.

Can a father move a child from state without mothers consent?

That depends on state law where the child legally resides and the custody/visitation order that is in place. You need to provide more information to get an informed opinion.

Can a mother give her child for adoption with out the fathers consent?

No, the child is his too and he might want to take care of it or someone of his family. If the father is unknown it's different.

Can a mother put her child up for adoption without the fathers consent?

No. The child has 2 parents not just one so both need to give their consent.

Can a mother leave vermont with her child without the father consent?

That depends on the mother's custodial status and the terms and conditions of the original custody and visitation order. There is no "one size fits all" answer that can be given without info about the custodial status and even then, court orders may be modified.

Can you put a child up for adoption without father being on the birth certificate?

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.

Can the mother change the childs name and have her new husband adopt the child without the real fathers consent?

That depends on where you live and whether you parental rights have been terminated. In the United States, parentage would first have to be established either by being listed as the father on the birth certificate. DNA testing or voluntary admission on record with the court. When that happens, adoption cannot occur unless both parents consent. If your parentage has never been legally established, or your parental rights were terminated, either voluntarily or involuntarily, yes, she can do it.

Does the biological father of a child have any rights to a child if birth mother and presumed birth father put child up for adoption?

Yes. The child cannot be put up for adoption unless both biological parents give up their parental rights so unless you have done that the child can not be adopted unless the court strip you of your parental rights. Her boyfriend or "birth father" as you call him, has no rights to the child at all and can not put the child up for adoption. If you have not established paternity in court and got your name on the birth certificate I suggest you hurry up because before that is done you have no rights. Get a lawyer. Clarification The presumed father is the person that the law presumes to be the legal father of a child until some legal action is taken to prove otherwise. The husband of a woman who gives birth to a child by another man is the 'presumed father' unless the other man is legally determined to be the child's biological father. A man who is named as the child's father on the birth certificate by his consent is the presumed father even if he is not the biological father. State laws vary regarding presumed father status. If there is a presumed father that may mean the biological father has not stepped up to the plate to confirm his paternity. He has no parental rights until he establishes his paternity legally. That would halt the adoption if done in a timely manner. This would be a complicated situation and you should obtain legal advice from an attorney who specializes in custody and adoption issues.

Can a mother take her child to live with her out of state without the fathers consent if they are not legally married?

That depends on state law where you live (or country if you live outside of the US). Some states allow the custodial parent to move freely, other states may require written permission from the non-custodial parent and/or a court order. You would need to provide the state where you live for a specific answer.

Can unmarried father of child evict mother of child from His house?

Yes but you have to follow your states eviction process which means 30days notice maybe even longer depending on where you live

Does a teen father hae the right to see the mother of his child without her parents consents?

Not if she is a minor. She is only emancipated regarding her baby and her own health. The father has a legal right to see his child but not the mother until she is 18. Parents have the right to decide who their minor is seeing.

Can you get your child back if it was adopted out by the mother without the father knowing?

Your question is a complicated one and cannot be given a simple yes or no. It can be done, however, and the adoption revoked under very specific circumstances but requires expert legal assistance. If your parentage was legally established, either by your name appearing on the birth certificate or paternity established after the fact, and your parental rights had not been involuntarily terminated by the court, placing a child up for adoption without the consent of both parents is illegal. Contact an attorney specializing in family law in your state of residence for more information.

Can the mother place her child for adoption without the consent of the child's legal father?

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 the 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. Answer 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.

Does a 16 year have to have consent from her mother to give her child up for adoption?

No, only the child parents decide this and even if they minors. They have the same rights as adults when coming to their child. The grandparents have no legal right to the grandchild.

Can an unmarried mother sign over temporary rights without the fathers consent?

Yes, as long as the father has not established his paternity legally. Once he has established his paternity in court he has parental rights and he must consent to any guardianship or the court will schedule a hearing whereby he can explain his objections. Yes, as long as the father has not established his paternity legally. Once he has established his paternity in court he has parental rights and he must consent to any guardianship or the court will schedule a hearing whereby he can explain his objections. Yes, as long as the father has not established his paternity legally. Once he has established his paternity in court he has parental rights and he must consent to any guardianship or the court will schedule a hearing whereby he can explain his objections. Yes, as long as the father has not established his paternity legally. Once he has established his paternity in court he has parental rights and he must consent to any guardianship or the court will schedule a hearing whereby he can explain his objections.

Is it possible to adopt a child without the irresponsible father consent?

Only if you live in Utah, there notification is enough. You can goto court and see if you can get his parental rights terminated.