Most adoptions are open, which simply means that the birth parents and adoptive parents have met or know one another. In Washington the birth parents and adoptive parents enter an open adoption agreement that outlines contact between the adoptive parents and birth parents. Most agreements allow two visits a year and provides that the adoptive parents will send a letter and information to the birth parents a couple times a year. The terms of the agreement are worked out between the birth...
As the Birth parent your rights can be terminated in one of two ways that could result in the Foster parents getting the child: The birth parents can agree to voluntarily relinquish parental rights by signing a consent to adoption. In a voluntary relinquishment, the birth parent is usually offered an open adoption agreement. If the birth parent refuses to sign a consent and voluntarily relinquish, the state files a petition to terminate and the matter goes to trial. If the matter goes to...
In Washington state the Birth father may sign a consent to terminate rights prior to birth. 48 hours after birth, the birthfather's rights may be terminated. I encourage you to talk with an adoption attorney who is able to draft a consent for the birthfather and talk with you about the process.
Failure to pay child support alone is not sufficient to terminate parental rights. It may be a factor however. In Washington the prospective adoptive parent must show that the birthparent failed to act in a parental capacity and is witholding a consent to adoption contrary to the best interest of the child.
In Most states, the attorney prepares a consent for the birth mother prior to the child’s birth. At least forty-eight (48) hours after the child’s birth, the birth mother's consent is accepted by the court and her rights are terminated. In some counties it is necessary for the birth mother to appear at a court hearing to confirm her consent. The child is then placed in the temporary care of the prospective adoptive parents pending a final adoption hearing.
When there is little or no contact with the biological father, the primary father/child relationship forms between the step parent and the child. Under such circumstances, it is important to proceed with an adoption so that the step parent has legal recognition as the child’s parent. Without this legal status, the birth father may be able to assert his rights as a parent, should the mother (father) become incapacitated. A step parent adoption therefore offers security to the child and family....
You will need to follow a legal process that terminates the mother's parental rights. The birthfather's rights must also be terminated. I would encourage you to contact an attorney in Pennsylvania. You will also need a homestudy. The adoption attorney in your area will be able to assist you.
In most states it is necessary for someone to adopt in order to terminate rights. In this case your husband would adopt. If you are not married there would be noone to adopt and the Court will not disinherit the child by terminating the birthfather. I would encourage you to contact an adoption attorney in your are and discuss your options.
Yes it is possible to terminate parental rights. I encourage you to contact an adoption attorney in Texas and ask what is necessary to terminate birthfather rights for a step parent adoption. You will more than likely need to give notice to the Birthfather.