Birth father

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Celle
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Birth father

Post by Celle » Wed May 12, 2021 8:33 pm

A birth father has been found for baby A., who is a birth half sister to our adopted granddaughter.

Baby A is in foster care at the moment, having been removed from birth mother straight from hospital.
Birth mother has had 3 previous children removed from her and the most likely plan is for A to be placed for adoption by our daughter and son-in-law, who have adopted her birth half sister.

Birth mother is a long-time drug addict (25 years), who has been selling sex to get money for drugs.

Birth father could have been any one of three men. Two agreed to a DNA test. One refused.

One of the two men tested is the birth father, as far as DNA tests can confirm. No father is named on A's birth certificate.

What rights does this probable birth father have?

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Suzie, FRG Adviser
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Re: Birth father

Post by Suzie, FRG Adviser » Wed May 26, 2021 4:03 pm

Dear Celle

Thank you for your two posts and for outlining the sibling relationship between the children.

Now that the birth father has been identified he could/should ask to be assessed and joined to the proceedings, here is some information for fathers.

Here too, is some information about parental responsibility, who has it and to get it.

And here is some additional information about the court process related to care (and related) proceedings.

Best wishes

Suzie

Celle
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Re: Birth father

Post by Celle » Fri May 28, 2021 10:29 pm

Thank you, Suzie.

in this case, the birth father is, according to Children's Services, not likely to be considered as a suitable carer for Baby A. He is one of several casual contacts/clients of the birth mother - who was selling sex in order to get money for drugs.

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