(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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New York Presumed (Putative) Father Laws
Presumed (Putative) Fathers State-Specific Search Results New York Does State have a Putative Father Registry: Yes Registry/Paternity Requirements to Receive Notice Statute: Soc. Serv. Law § 372-c(1) May file an intent to claim paternity prior to or after child's birth. Information...
South Carolina Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code § 63-9-780 Nonidentifying information may be accessed by the following persons:The adoptive parents The adoptee The birth parents Identifying information may be accessed by the following persons: The adoptee... Vermont Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 15A, §§ 6-104; 6-105 Nonidentifying information is available to:The adoptive parent or legal guardian of an adoptee The adoptee who is age 18 or older or has been emancipated A deceased adoptee's... Missouri Putative Father Registry
Obtain form from, and return form to: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Bureau of Vital Records ATTN Putative Father Registry P.O. Box 570 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570 Tel: 573-522-3233, 573-751-6400 Filing deadline appears to be 15 days after birth, or if the mother...
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... 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...