Don’t Know Who the Birth Father is? You Still Can Make an Adoption Plan
By Jordan Smith
I do not know who the birth father of my baby is. Can I still make an adoption plan in the state of Oklahoma?
Yes, you can still make an adoption plan without knowing who the birth father is. This is a very common question, and many birth mothers do not know who the birth father is. Or, they do not want the birth father involved. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is equipped to help and fully supportive in the process of your adoption plan. He can especially help giving baby up for adoption when you don’t know who the birth father is.
That said, we always invite known birth fathers into the adoption process with open arms. The additional support for the birth mother is rewarding.
Birth Father Rights in Oklahoma
First, what rights does the birth father have in the state of Oklahoma? In the state of Oklahoma, with children born in wedlock the birth fathers have very few rights. To begin, the birth father has the legal right to be recognized as the father, and to request custody or visitations. However, if the birth father is deemed unfit, for example, due to addiction or abuse, then his opinion does not matter and you can proceed with the adoption process without him.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma will help you effectively communicate with the birth father so the adoption plan can move forward in its process. Now, there are several reasons why the birth father would not have any involvement in the adoption plan. For example, if the birth father was accused of domestic abuse or any other negative influence that makes him unfit.
If the birth father is involved with the adoption plan, Adoption Choices of Oklahoma also offers support to him as well. It is very important that both the birth mother and father have emotional support through the adoption and the process.
Unknown or Unsupportive Birth Father?
In the state of Oklahoma, if you are a woman seeking adoption and do not have a known or supportive birth father, you may still continue with the adoption plan. Furthermore, both birth parents will need to sign a consent form if the birth father is considered a legal birth father. That means, if you and the birth father are married and/or his parental rights have not been terminated.
It is more common than not, that the birth fathers are either not known, or they do support the adoption. Adoption Choices of Oklahoma strives to work with you, the birth mother, in whatever plan you are most comfortable in doing. In an already stressful situation, in going through the process of adoption. This is why you will have a dedicated counselor to help and guide you through this process.
Choosing Adoption with Adoption Choices of Oklahoma
In conclusion, the process of adoption is already confusing and emotional. When it comes to communicating to the birth father, if the birth mother wants his involvement or not, we will respect your wishes, and your counselor will communicate with him directly. Our job here at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma , is to make the process as easy and calm as possible for you. Consider us your angels in adoption, and the emotional and comfort support your counselor will provide you will extend well past after the baby’s birth.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and leader in the adoption community. We have been assisting birth parents, children, and adoptive families in Oklahoma for over 19 years. Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized adoption experience to all involved in the adoption process. If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.
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