My ex threatened me with adoption on our child. Can she legally do that in Georgia?
As in can she put our child up for adoption without my consent in the state of Georgia ?we are unmarried and were unmarried when the child was born.
Asked By: Andrew - 3/11/2012
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So, how long ago was the child born??? Depending on Georgia's state laws, your time to contest any possible adoption may have already passed. There are certain statutory requirements that you have to do while she is pregnant or very soon after that to preserve your right as the biological father... More
Answered By: Dena K - 3/11/2012
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No it isn't legal but women are crafty and can find loopholes. You need to find out if your state has a putative fathers registry and if it does register! If you are supporting your ex financially for some of the costs of the pregnancy that is a good thing to have on your side as well, I think that goes for emotional... More
Answered By: Anonymous Blogger - 3/11/2012
No, you would have to surrender your rights.
Answered By: Scifichic92 - 3/11/2012
no if she gives the baby up you can get it out right.
Answered By: Pax B - 3/11/2012
Is your name on the birth certificate? Have you had DNA testing to prove you are the father? If you have had either, you can get custody of the baby, however if she surrenders her rights, she will not have to pay child support to you. If the answer to both is no, yes she can give the baby up for adoption by claiming... More
Answered By: Jinny E - 3/11/2012
If you are not on the birth certificate the chances are she can. All she has to do is say she doesn't know who the father is, sign away her rights to the child and it's done deal. Even if you were able to step in you could not automatically have the child. The court would want to know how you could support the child... More
Answered By: Mircat - 3/11/2012
No, she can't do that. You have rights. I hope you're on the birth certificate and paying child support. If you are, then she won't be able to claim the father is unknown.
Answered By: Baby boomer rock fan - 3/11/2012
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