Can a father give up his parental rights? If yes on what terms?

Asked about 2 years ago - San Antonio, TX

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  1. Mark Anthony Cohan

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    Answered . A father can give up his parental rights willingly but he will still be obligated to pay child support until the child is adopted by another person.

  2. Theresa Cay Langford

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    Answered . You can file a petition to terminate your parental rights, which may or may not be approved by a judge. Generally, a judge will not allow you to terminate your duty to support your children unless a stepparent simultaneously petitions to adopt and support and your children.

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