Adoption in New York When the Birth Father is Unknown or Unsupportive
By Katiara Potter
Experiencing an unexpected or unplanned pregnancy can be challenging for an expectant mother. It’s even tougher when the father of your child is unknown or uncooperative. The fact that you’re considering your options and seeking solutions is brave of you. The adoption process is never easy. You should know that Adoption Choices of New York is here for you! We’ve got your back and are prepared to help you with any support you may need during this frightening time. Having an unsupportive or unknown birth father is an everyday situation that expectant mothers may deal with during pregnancy. You’re not alone. If this is true of your situation, feel free to reach out to one of our counselors or specialists. Our priority is to make the adoption process smoother for you. We want to let you know you have options. It doesn’t matter what issue you face during the adoption process. We’ve experienced these issues before with other expectant mothers. We’re here to help provide the solutions you may need.
The Adoption Process in New York When the Father of Your Child is Unknown or Unsupportive
When the Father of Your Child is Unknown:
When the father of your child is unknown, it won’t affect your options for adoption in New York. If you want to put your baby up for adoption, you can freely make this decision yourself. It’s understandable, though, if you need support or assistance to make these decisions. Our adoption agencies in NYC can help you make these decisions and support you. You can also reach out to family, friends, or the adoptive family you choose for support.
If you need help identifying or locating the father of your child, Adoption Choices of New York can help. Our agency can locate, find, and contact your baby’s father if you need us to. For example, you may wish to locate the father of your child to include him in the adoption process. Or maybe you need support and would like him to help you. It’s also possible that you want help weighing your options regarding your child. We understand your situation. Reach out to us if you want us to identify and locate the father of your child.
When the Father of Your Child is Unsupportive
If you know the father of your child but he doesn’t consent to the adoption, he’s considered unsupportive. With birth fathers in New York, a few situations may occur. He may fight for custody if he proves he can take care of the child on his own. Failing to prove he can take care of the child will make it harder for him to be granted custody. In this event, you can continue the adoption process. No matter what, the outcome of a custody battle is still uncertain. Adoption can still be an option for your child. Do not be afraid to reach out to your adoption specialist during this time. You will likely need assistance, and Adoption Choices of New York can help provide it for you. The birth father may also consent to the adoption, be included in the process, and possibly the baby’s life. Reaching out to explain the adoption process could be beneficial, whether he’s supportive or not. He may not know about the adoption process or the benefits. You can educate him about the adoption process and your adoption plan. Reaching out may help him support your decision.
When the Birth Father Doesn’t Want to Be Involved
It’s also possible that the birth father is known but just doesn’t want to be involved. In this case, you can still place your baby up for adoption in New York without the father’s input.
For the majority of these scenarios, the birth father is not needed. If you want to put a baby up for adoption, you can make this decision yourself. Also, Adoption Choices of New York can help if you need it. Not having the birth father’s identity or support is difficult. However, what matters, is that your child grows in a loving and supportive environment. You have already thought about your child’s future by seeking adoption options. You’re handling the tough decisions for yourself and your baby. This will set your child up to have a loving and successful future. Remember that Adoption Choices of New York is here to support your decisions. We will provide the support and assistance you may need during this stressful time.