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 If a father has been absent from a child's life for years is there a certain amount of time when his rights to the child are automatically taken away to where the child can be adopted by another man?

Answer i don't think so unless the mom goes to court
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Can a father sign over rights to a child he adopted but has not seen the child in five years the child does not know him?

How many years must a parent be absent in their child's life to have their parental rights terminated?

Answer There are no set time limits for such action.Several states do have laws that relate to the time period in which a parent can be charged with abandonment of a child, abandonment being defin... Read More »
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You adopted a child 2 years ago you are now divorced and want to sign over your rights how do you do this and will you still have to pay child support if the child is not biologically mine?

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In Illinois can a biological father who voluntarily relinquished his parental rights reclaim those rights if the child is not adopted within a specific period of time?

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