When Father Established Paternity He Did Not Get a Second Chance to Contest Baby’s Adoption

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'Attempts by the father of a newborn baby to prevent a couple from adopting the baby failed because the father waited too long after the adoption petition was filed to act, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.

The Supreme Court ruled that men not married to the child’s birth mother who are claiming to be fathers of children must follow the procedures in the putative father registry law or relinquish their rights to object to an adoption. Establishing paternity after an adoption petition has been filed, but before a hearing on the petition, does not restore the rights of a father who did not register as a putative father, the Court added.'

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