As a father, what are my rights?


The right to choose to give birth or to choose abortion solely rests on the pregnant woman. There are rights, however, afforded to the baby’s father.

• You have the right to have paternity established after the birth.
• You have the right to support the child you created.
• You can establish legal visitation if you and the baby’s mother are not in an on-going, loving relationship.
• If an adoption plan is chosen, you have the right to agree with the plan and terminate your parental rights.
• You may also state your opposition to the plan.
• You may petition the court to parent the child.