“I want to place my child for adoption in Florida, but does the birth father have to know?”
That’s a good question to ask as you consider whether or not a Florida adoption plan is right for you and your child. It’s also a very common question. You see, many women feel like this is a decision that they should make on their own. Oftentimes, this is because they are not receiving emotional or financial support from the birth father or are no longer in a relationship with him. Other times, it’s because the birth father has no intention of acknowledging the pregnancy or the child.
Well, the short answer to this question is that in most situations, under Florida Law, the birth father will need to be notified of the intended adoption plan. With some exceptions, he does not necessarily have to agree, but he will likely have to be notified. A few things that may impact whether or not he needs to be notified include issues of domestic/sexual violence, if you are married to him and whether or not he is known to you.
We understand this can be incredibly frustrating for you, as we have worked with many women who feel they do not want to share their decision to place their child for adoption. Every situation is unique and we would encourage you to contact us to discuss your specific situation and what the requirements may be.
There are plenty of options when it comes to finding the right Florida adoption attorney, but if you choose to work with us, we would help and support you through the entire adoption process. We would ensure the legal aspects of addressing the biological father are completed and if you decide that you do not want to contact him, you are not required to do so. No matter what, we’ll figure out a way to make sure that your needs are being met and that you’re comfortable with how everything is playing out.
We’re here 24/7 and there is no cost or obligation. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy in Florida, call or text us anytime at (850) 308-1836.