Many biological mothers and adoptive parents ask, “What happens if the biological father is unknown?”
If the biological father cannot be determined after reasonable investigation and a hearing, the court can terminate his rights. It is best for all the parties involved to try to figure out who the biological father is. Typically, if it’s a situation where the biological mother doesn’t know for sure, but it might be so and so, the potential biological fathers can receive a notice and waive any and all rights to the child ahead of the adoption.
It is a complicated legal situation so call our offices to speak to me about it.
By Julie L. Plath-Williams, Esq. Adoption Attorney and Adult Adoptee (248) 567-9939