Indiana's Putative Father Registry Succeeds
Since becoming an integral part of Indiana adoption law on July 1, 1994, the Putative Father Registry has worked remarkably well. This issue of Adoption Briefs will provide a brief overview of the Registry, the justification for the Registry, and a review of some of the Registry's successes during...
Florida Putative Father Registry
Chapter 63, particularly 63.053-054 Florida Statutes ATTN: Putative father registry. Office of Vital Statistics; P.O. Box 210; Jacksonville, FL 32231 Tel: 904-359-6900 ext. 1086 Comments: Florida's registry laws are extremely hostile. The registry is not truly a putative father registry... Wyoming
Wyoming Who may adopt? Any adult person who has resided in the State at least 60 days and determined to be fit and competent. Consent for adoption to be executed? Consent shall be executed any time after the child's birth. Written relinquishment of custody and written consent are required;... New Jersey
New Jersey Who may adopt? Any person who is at least 18 years of age and 10 years older than adoptee may adopt. Married persons must adopt jointly. Consent for adoption to be executed? Consent may be executed only after 72 hours after the child's birth. An alleged father may execute a...
Adopting in Washington, DC
August 19, 2010, 5:30 am
Welcome to the fifty-first post in our series Adopting In the 50 States. Today, we're in Washington DC, which is really making me angry right now. Remember, I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. Consult an attorney or other adoption professional with specific questions. If you have adopted... Recap: Adopting In the 50 States
September 7, 2010, 5:00 am
I know it's been awhile, but I finally have a recap of the series Adopting In the 50 States. Remember, I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. Always consult an adoption professional before making any decisions.
States That Specifically Do Not Allow Gay & Lesbian Parents to Adopt ... When Birthfathers "Come Back"
September 30, 2010, 5:30 am
I've been following this story for some time now. To summarize, a man had an affair with a married woman in Ohio. She had a baby boy, whom she relinquished for adoption by a couple in Indiana. The birthfather registered with the Ohio putative father registry within 30 days. By law, the child...