What About the Teen Birth Father?
We talk about teen birth mothers a lot, but what about the teen birth father? He is still an important aspect of the adoption if he knows about it. If you don’t know who the birth father is, he will not be a part of your adoption plan. However, if you know who the birth father is and knows about your unexpected pregnancy, he has the right to help with the adoption plan.
Unfortunately, if the teen birth father is unsupportive of the adoption, he can take legal steps in court to halt the adoption. This can change your Texas adoption outcome. If it seems like he shouldn’t be involved at all due to concerns found by you and us, his birth father’s rights can be taken away from him.
A birth father can claim his rights no matter his age, even if he is a teen, just like you. There are teen birth fathers who will want to help plan adoption for their child. They may also be feeling anxious that you two are too young to be parents and want to support you in your decision for your baby. Teen birth fathers can help pick the type of adoption, the adoptive parents who will adopt your baby, and even help you create your hospital and delivery plan if you would like him to. Here at Adoption Choices of Texas, we want to help you figure out all of your rights as a birth mother, but we also want to help you learn what rights the teen birth father has.