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Federalizing Birth Certificate Procedures
A natural father is usually afforded under American law the unique "opportunity... to develop a relationship with his offspring" born to an unwed mother as a result of consensual sexual intercourse. This paternity opportunity ...
Deserting Mothers, Abandoned Babies, Lost Fathers: Dangers in Safe Havens
Safe Haven laws allow genetic mothers to abandon their newborns with no questions asked. Newborns are then protected from potential abuse or neglect and can be adopted at an early age into loving and welcoming families. ...
Participation of Unwed Biological Fathers in Newborn Adoptions: Achieving Substantive and Procedural Fairness
In newborn adoptions in the United States, the participation rights of too many unwed, fit biological fathers are unfairly considered. Some fathers have little or uncertain information about their children prior to or at ...