What to do When Biological Father Wants to Terminate Parental Rights

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“My daughter is 19 and is pregnant the father of the child wants to sign off his paternal rights. Can this be done? My daughter is a single person who lives at home with her father and myself.”

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Many states have laws concerning the voluntary termination of parental rights. Courts can either accept the application or not. It is not necessarily automatic. Though a person can easily decide to not exercise their rights, this does not relieve them of parental responsibilities. Laws vary from state to state, and the Courts take termination of parental right very seriously.



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