Navigating an adoption following an unplanned pregnancy can be stressful enough. Add on top of that a birth father who is either uncooperative or unsure about adoption and you have the makings of a truly volatile situation. So, what do… Read More
Why Does the Birth Father Have the Right to Know About an Adoption Plan?
One of the questions we hear often from birth mothers is whether or not the birth father has to be involved in the adoption process. The answer is yes and no. Legally, the birth father must consent to the adoption… Read More
Birth Mothers: Does the Birth Father Have to Agree to an Adoption? What If I’m Not Sure Who He Is?
Creating an adoption plan can be a difficult time for a birth mother. This is especially true when there is a rocky relationship – or no relationship – with the birth father. Does the Birth Father Have to Agree to… Read More
Birth Mothers: How to Deal with a Birth Father Who Disagrees with the Adoption Plan
A birth father who disagrees with an adoption plan. It happens more often than you think. So, what do you do? Talking to the Birth Father “Don’t shut out the birth dad,” says Kris Faasse, vice president of Bethany Christian… Read More
What to Include in Your Letter to the Birth Father
Our last blog offered suggestions for how to contact the birth father about your pregnancy and adoption plan. This is often a very challenging and emotional process, and it can be hard to know exactly what to do. For many… Read More
How to Talk to the Birth Father About Your Adoption Plan
Sometimes, telling the birth father about your adoption plan can be a little intimidating. You may even be unsure of when to tell him or if you should tell him. Below are three ways to gently broach the topic, each… Read More
Dealing with a Birth Father Who Disagrees with the Adoption Plan
When creating an adoption plan, it is always best when both birth parents are in agreement. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. So what happens when the birth father disagrees with decisions the birth mother has made? What happens… Read More