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Can the father of a child sign over his rights to another man?

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2011-09-20 14:19:55
2011-09-20 14:19:55

Any time a parent releases custodial rights it must be done through the Family Court.

If this other man is the child's step parent then Dad can voluntarily terminate his parental rights through the court and then step dad can adopt the child. But Dad can't just sign his rights over to any other man. Legal guardianship of children must be accomplished by court order.

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