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Birth Father Roles and Responsibilities in Texas Adoption

By Tabitha Robbins

Are you pregnant and considering adoption but have questions about birth father roles and responsibilities in the adoption process? We can answer your questions and help you with your adoption in San Antonio. We are one of many local adoption agencies in Texas. What sets us apart from the rest? At Adoption Choices of Texas, we remain supportive, compassionate, and open-minded about the entire adoption process, even when going over your pregnant adoption options. It’s our goal that you and your child get the help you want and deserve. We don’t judge or pressure you into choices you don’t want. Instead, we support you and help you along your adoption journey. This brings us to another supporter you might have questions about.

As everyone knows, it takes two people to make a baby. Usually, the focus is mostly on you, the birth mother. The birth mother (being you) has decided that placing your child for adoption is the best option. Well, the birth father has rights too. In Texas, it’s important and required to have consent (from both parents) before continuing the adoption process. Especially if the birth father is involved; if the birth father has abandoned the child, neglected the child, or is unfit, then consent for adoption is not always required.

How a Birth Father Can Take On Roles And Responsibilities

Furthermore, if you have a good relationship with the birth father and choose to be involved, he can. A birth father plays a big role in the adoption process, just like you, the birth mother. From the very beginning to the very end. Which also, Includes going over your pregnant adoption options and helping you create an adoption plan. Make sure you feel comfortable, so the adoption journey is easier for you. Placing a child for adoption is already a tough decision to make. This means support and sympathy are a must. This brings us to the birth father’s responsibilities, which depend on the adoption options you choose. For instance, if it’s open, semi-open, or closed adoption. Whatever you both end up deciding, it’s still very crucial the birth father remains:

  • Supportive– This can be physically or emotionally. For instance, if you feel overwhelmed from signing paperwork, he can take over for you. This is a form of being emotionally supportive. Likewise, having a birth father’s presence and agreement for adoption is a form of being physically supportive.
  • Helpful– A birth father should help you make tough decisions. Yes, your adoption caseworker can also help you, but you might want his opinion. Taking you to appointments, giving your opinion, and helping you when you need or ask for it.
    • If It’s financial support or helps you need, we can provide that for you.
  • Accepting– The birth father will need to accept and respect the final decision. Whether that is decided together or not (depending on the legalities). Especially if the birth father has been deemed unfit or not involved in the process.

Adoption Choice Of Texas for Birth Fathers

Adoption choices in Texas always give birth mothers and birth fathers endless compassion during their adoption in Texas. Remember, neither one of you is alone in your time of need. By choosing us to handle your adoption needs and wants, we can help you and the birth father with receiving counseling. Receiving counseling after the adoption process is another important part for you and the birth father. We help you with expenses and counsel. This is just one of the many high-quality services we can provide you. Our mission at Adoption Choices of Texas is for everyone involved to be happy, healthy, and cared for. So, just remember that your child will be very much cared for and loved.

Furthermore, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any more questions. Adoption counselors and caseworkers are always available. Giving you the information you need and helping you understand is part of it. We are licensed professionals in the state of Texas. Let us help you with your adoption today.

As an expectant woman or birth parent, to learn more about adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Texas. You can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here. If you are hoping to adopt, please visit us here.

We look forward to helping you through your adoption journey!

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