London, Ohio Adoption Lawyer
Focused on building families
Termination of parental rights
Stories abound about birth parents challenging an adoption after it is finalized. These well-publicized news accounts reflect a real fear for adoptive parents. The suffering associated with a badly-handled adoption affects everybody involved — the adoptive parents, the birth parents and the children who are caught in the middle. I help ensure that both the birth parents’ and the adoptive parents’ rights are respected so that the end result is a final adoption that cannot be challenged.
The biological father has the same rights as the biological mother to decide whether to voluntarily terminate parental rights. Ohio laws seek to balance the father’s rights with the well-being of the child through a paternity registry. The process prevents the unsettling disruption of a child’s life caused by a father’s parental claims after the adoption’s finalization. A man who knows — or believes — he is the father of a child can apply to the putative father registry to receive notices of judicial proceedings related to the child, including those associated with the adoption process. I take all necessary steps to confirm that the father provides consent or that no father is registered with the database.
Contact an Ohio adoption attorney helping you build your family
Aleita Ailes Attorney at Law, LLC is located in London, Ohio and serves clients in Madison County and throughout surrounding counties in Ohio. Call me at 740-845-0300 or contact the firm online to schedule your free 30 minute consultation.