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In today’s adoptions, prospective birth mothers have more control than ever before. Women who choose adoption for their babies are the ones calling the shots, planning the futures they want for their children and making important decisions to make those visions into reality.
But what about birth fathers? How do they fit into these decision-making processes? What role can they play in adoption?
The relationship between ever prospective birth mother and the father of her baby is going to be unique. A birth father’s rights, role and impact on the process can vary on a case-by-case basis. That’s why answering questions like these can be so complicated.
Whether you are a prospective birth mother wondering how to move forward with an unsupportive birth father, or a birth father who wants to be a supportive and helpful participant in the adoption process, you can find the information you need to get started in the articles below.

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Birth Fathers – Adoption With or Without His Consent

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