As an expectant mother, you’ve chosen adoption for your precious child. The journey ahead of you will be emotional, challenging, and rewarding. For some mothers, the role of the biological father in the adoption journey can be challenging.
Your child can be placed for adoption without ever involving the father; however, there is some risk involved if he does not consent to the adoption. The father may sue the adoptive parents for custody if he finds out about the child or changes his mind. It is important to take all the necessary steps to ensure you and the adoptive parents are protected.
At A Act of Love Adoptions, were are here to help you navigate your relationship with your child’s father. An important step is informing the father of your pregnancy. Your adoption specialist can help you with how to tell him you are pregnant.
Some birth mothers may have lost touch with the birth father or are unsure of his identity. In those cases, your adoption specialist can utilize your state’s putative father registry or print public notices, such as in the newspaper, for him to see.
If you are able to inform the father of your pregnancy, he may not immediately be receptive to the idea of adoption. He may need time to adjust to the idea or have questions. Some fathers may want to be actively involved in the process. Whatever the situation, your adoption specialist will assist you in involving the father in your adoption journey.
If you are struggling with how to tell the father about your pregnancy, please let A Act of Love Adoptions help you. Our adoption specialists are available 24/7 through our toll-free phone line. Call us today at 1-800-835-6360.