Each state has different laws under which a birth parents’ rights can be terminated. Since you are making an adoption plan, you will be requesting a voluntary termination of your parental rights. In some states, you can sign in front of a witness and notary as soon as 12 hours after birth. In other states, you must appear before a judge in a closed hearing to have your rights voluntarily terminated.
Our attorneys will explain the laws to you so you fully understand your rights based on the state in which you live. If the biological father is unknown, his whereabouts are unknown, or if you choose not to identify him (e.g. due to concerns for your safety or the safety of the baby), you can still make an adoption plan. Our attorneys will explain your options.