Birth father rights
The father has rights, too.
Whatever your relationship or involvement with the baby’s biological father, he, too, has specific legal rights.
Secure and legal adoptions are our utmost priority. We honor the legal rights of all involved.
We encourage fathers to be part of adoption counseling and planning, if possible. However, if the biological father is not involved or cannot be located, The Cradle will still help. We will help make sure that all appropriate parties are informed, included and respected.
You can be sure that The Cradle possesses the expertise to guide each parent through the legal process required. Count on your Cradle counselor to support you through the adoption process.
To learn more about biological father rights and responsibilities in Illinois, click here.