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The laws are different state by state, but there is a time limit involved in most cases. Usually the other parent has to file some papers with the court, and the "timer" doesn't start until the papers are filed. I know from personal experience PA has a 6 month abandonment law. Which means, say the birth mother has not seen birth child for 10 months BUT has called on a regular basis, that is still considered contact. OR If she hasn't seen the child for 6 months and then sends a card. That is considered contact and it would toss out the 6 months abandonment. It's very hard to get that passed!

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Q: Is there a set amount of time a father can go without having any contact with the child before losing parental rights?
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