14 Oct Putting a Baby Up for Adoption When The Birth Father Denies Paternity
You can place your baby for adoption, even if the baby’s father denies paternity. You are not required to prove the paternity of the child in order to proceed with adoption. You will sign an affidavit, swearing to the identity of the baby’s father, who must be notified of your adoption plan. He can ignore the whole adoption process or file a denial of paternity. Of course, you may find it hurtful that if he denies paternity or accuses you of lying, but an expectant mother or birth mother does not have to prove the paternity of the child to proceed with an adoption.
If the father of the baby is your husband or he has legally established paternity of the child through a court proceeding or paternity affidavit, he will have additional rights that must be respected. Otherwise, after giving the baby’s father notice of the adoption, his denial of paternity will not prevent the adoption.
If you are pregnant and considering adoption, contact Cradle of Hope at 301-587-4400 or 703-352-4806 or 202-466-0973 during business hours, or text us at 301-905-9999, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are ready to help you through the adoption process and beyond.