Pre-Adoption Rights of Biological Parents

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Birthmother and Birthparent Rights

Although the laws governing adoption vary from state to state, there are some basic rights of biological parents:

Paternity Rights

If the biological father of a child wants custody of the baby, and the mother wants to put the child up for adoption, the father may initiate a paternity proceeding. Under such a proceeding, the father may be given custody of the child if he can establish that he is the natural father, and that he can care for the child.

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Last Modified: 03-23-2012 02:34 PM PDT

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