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What to do if Birth Father is Unknown or Unsupportive through Nevada Adoption?

By Kelly Paczkowski

Birth fathers can be a great support for a birth mother during an adoption process. Having a great support system in place helps relieve the stress and anxiety you can feel. In addition, their involvement can be a shoulder to lean on and participate in choosing an adoptive family to care for your baby. While ideally, it is great to have a birth father support you while placing your baby for adoption, that is not always the case. There are times that a birth father is unknown or unsupportive. Many couples have had a falling out or break up before realizing there is a pregnancy involved. 

It is important to note that there are laws about birth father rights and adoption, and they can differ in every state. Therefore, you should contact a Las Vegas or Reno adoption agency for more information.

Be Honest about Birth Father Relationship

While birth fathers can be a great source of support during the adoption journey, we know it can also be complicated or strained. It is always a good idea to be upfront and honest about your relationship with the birth father. Your relationship may have an impact on the course of your adoption plan. We need whatever information you can provide so that we can provide the right course for your adoption journey.

When working with an adoption agency in Nevada, our adoption representatives can navigate you through the process. 

There is nothing you need to be embarrassed about having a strained relationship with the birth father or maybe not even knowing who the birth father is. Adoption Choices of Nevada will never judge you for your relationship with the birth father or lack thereof.

Will the Brith Father Have to Give Consent?

In some circumstances, the birth father will have to also consent to the adoption. That is why it is a priority to know whether he is in the picture. Sometimes, it might not be needed, but that is why contacting an adoption agency is so important. Every situation is different, and being able to navigate the various scenarios can be difficult without the right type of expertise. An adoption specialist will know what needs to be done and who to contact to ensure your adoption plan goes according to plan.

What if the Birth Father and I are Getting Divorced?

You may still be able to put your child up for adoption. However, there are still laws that may allow him to give his consent. Every state has its requirements to proceed in situations like this. Not knowing the laws and how to proceed can cause a disruption later in your plan.

It is always best to talk to an experienced and reputable adoption professional.  

Why is it Important to Know the Birth Father’s Relationship?

The birth father may be cooperative and supportive of your decision to place your baby up for adoption, which is great. Or he may decide to push back or change his mind about his consent. In either of these cases, a professional adoption representative will know how to handle these exact situations.  

The longer you wait to tell someone about the birth father’s relationship, the more limited your options may become. 

Questions About Birth Father’s Involvement in Adoption Plan

If you are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and are unsure of your options, we encourage you to contact us to get your questions answered. Whether the birth father is involved or chooses not to be, our adoption specialist will be able to assist you.

Adoption Choices of Nevada is here to supply you with the education you need to make the right decision about you and your baby. Regardless of your relationship with your birth father, we can provide you with options that will fit your situation.  

We want you to make the best decision for your child, so they can have a bright future. 

Adoption Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. You can call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: 855-940-4673 (Toll-Free) | 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas) | 775-825-4673 (Reno) | 775-884-4673 (Carson City).