When Your Client is a Birthparent.
Published: January-February 2013
Vol. 46, No. 1 , p. 10
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This article explains the role of the birthparent's attorney, including explaining the applicable adoption laws and the process for relinquishing parental rights, contacting the birthfather to confirm that he is in agreement with the adoption, coordinating any birthmother expenses permitted under State law, ensuring adoption-specific counseling is providing, and negotiating and preparing a post-adoption contact agreement.
adopted children; Birth mothers; Consent to adoption; Lawyers; Legal services; Legal responsibility