Following are some important legal facts that you as professionals and your clients should know:
- In the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, both parents need to agree to an adoption plan for the child.
- A birth mother can still make an adoption plan for the baby if she does not know who the father is.
- Pregnant women and birth fathers under age 18 need a parent’s consent to place their child for adoption.
The social workers of Adoption Options are trainers for the National Infant Adoption Training Initiative. We are available to provide free on-site training for your staff or to talk directly with your clients.
Please feel free to call us with any other legal questions you may have about adoption at 401-331-5437, or toll-free at 1-800-337-6513.