Can a mother refuse a father parental rights?

Answer No. Only a court can take away parental rights.

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If the mother and father of a child aren't married does the father have parental rights?

Answer Yes, but first the father must establish paternity and then petition the court for those rights if he is not on the birth certificate. The court will also require the father to pay child sup... Read More »

Can a mother refuse to allow a father to give up paternal rights?

In general, parental rights are terminated either preparatory to an adoption, or after a trial in which it is determined that the parent is unfit. In any case, termination of parental rights does ... Read More »

How does parental mother relinquish her rights to father and step mother for step mother adoption?

Can a father give up parental rights without the mother?

Generally, a mother is needed to have a child in order to give up rights for. However, that said. First, it should be understood that until court ordered, single fathers have NO ASSUMED PARENTAL R... Read More »