(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Putative Father Registry: The majority of the states in the United States provide this type of a public registry, usually administered by the state's Department of Vital Records, where an unmarried man who believes that he is the father of a child, may register and claim to be the father of this... [more
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Maine Presumed (Putative) Father Laws
Presumed (Putative) Fathers State-Specific Search Results Maine Does State have a Putative Father Registry: No Registry/Paternity Requirements to Receive Notice Statute: Tit. 18-A, § 9-201(d) May file within 20 days after notice of adoption proceedings is given or within a longer period of...
Missouri Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Stat. § 453.121 Nonidentifying information is available to:The adoptive parents The child's legal guardians The adult adoptee Identifying information is available to the adult adoptee. Access to Nonidentifying... Infant Safe Haven Laws
Many State legislatures have enacted legislation to address infant abandonment and infanticide in response to a reported increase in the abandonment of infants. Beginning in Texas in 1999, “Baby Moses laws” or infant safe haven laws have been enacted as an incentive for mothers in... Arkansas Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code §§ 9-9-504; 9-9-505 Nonidentifying information is available to: The adoptive parents of the child or the child's guardian The adoptee If the adoptee has died, the...
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... 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... Adopting In Wyoming
August 17, 2010, 5:35 am
Welcome to the fiftieth post in our series Adopting In the 50 States. Today, we're in Wyoming, home of Harrison Ford (mmmmmm). 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 in Wyoming and would...
Putative father registry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States, the Putative Father Registry is a state level legal option for unmarried males to document through a notary public with the state any female they engage in intercourse with in order to retain parental rights for any child they may father. In the United States, putative ...
Alabama Department of Human Resources - Putative Father Registry
Alleged fathers in Alabama have the right to be notified of adoption proceedings involving their children. Alabama Law allows a putative father
Putative Father Registry
Vital Records Putative Father Registry. The Putative Father Registry is a list of the names of men who have acknowledged paternity of a child by completing the Paternity Acknowledgment form or have indicated the possibility of paternity without acknowledging paternity of the child.