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question Ivory's Mommy ♥ 1 child; Seagoville, Texas 951 posts
16th Apr '13

*For a friend*



My friend is 16 , & considering giving her baby up for adoption. her & her boyfriend have been together for a year & she doesn't want to get him involved in the adoption for reasons.
She asked me if he has to be in this because it is his child to ( to sign papers ) & will they do DNA testing on him ( not sure why she asked )



TIA !

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
16th Apr '13

No he doesn't have to agree to the adoption. He CAN take her to court and request custody though. If he goes through all of the legal tape with that and wins, at that point she couldn't put the baby up for adoption and when it's born custody would fall to him. If he doesn't do all of that, or if he does and loses, she can still go through with the adoption. Him simply being against it doesn't matter.



And to my knowledge, no an adoption agency won't do a DNA test. But if he takes her to court in attempt to stop the adoption, the judge may order one as part of what he has to do to get custody. The laws are different in every state, her best bet would be to get in touch with an adoption agency. There's no obligation if she changes her mind, they'd just be the best people to answer her questions and any more she might have about the process.

Ivory's Mommy ♥ 1 child; Seagoville, Texas 951 posts
16th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ρiηkie ρie:</b>" No he doesn't have to agree to the adoption. He CAN take her to court and request custody though. If ... [snip!] ... if she changes her mind, they'd just be the best people to answer her questions and any more she might have about the process. "</blockquote>




Thank you so much. this helped alot!

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting 06132012 ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ρiηkie ρie:</b>" No he doesn't have to agree ... [snip!] ... her questions and any more she might have about the process. "</blockquote> Thank you so much. this helped alot!"

No problem. Good luck to your friend.