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How does a father give up his rights to an unborn child?


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2006-07-24 14:59:12
2006-07-24 14:59:12

From a legal standpoint, a father has no rights over the unborn child. Roe vs. Wade took care of that. But if the mother decides on having the baby, the father becomes responsible. * Any parent can file a Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) petition in the appropriate state court in the city or county of residence. Such a petition cannot be filed nor can child support or custodial issues be addressed until the child is born and paternity has been established.

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No. There can be no legal custody actions taken until the child is born.

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