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Birth Families’ Frequently Asked Questions

These are a few questions and concerns birth parents may have when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Please contact one of our experienced social workers to talk privately about these and other questions you may have. Our program is designed to inform you about all of your options, including adoption, so you may make an informed decision about your future.

5. Does the birth father of the child have any parental rights or claims to the child?

Yes. A birth father, even when not married, has as many rights as a birth mother. His involvement in making an adoption plan for a child is legally required.

6. Do I have to tell my parents I am considering an adoption plan?

Your counseling sessions with a professional social worker are confidential. The law allows for a minor to make a plan of adoption for his or her child without parental permission. Your social worker will counsel you on the pros and cons of involving your parents in this life changing decision.

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