New York, NY asked in Adoption, Family Law, Contracts and Civil Rights for Georgia

Q: What can we do about our Post Adoption Contact Agreement?

I’m a birth father that placed my daughter for adoption along with the birth mother. We signed a Post Adoption Contact Agreement thinking it would keep us in touch with our daughter through the adoptive parents. I recently learned that they never signed an agreement and therefore don’t have to keep in touch with us or give us any updates. The birth mother and I don’t know if they were presented an agreement and chose not to sign, or weren’t given an agreement to sign at all. Since they didn’t sign one, our agreement isn’t enforceable at all. If we knew they wouldn’t sign an agreement, we wouldn’t have made this decision. What can we do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Did you work with an attorney? You should give your attorney a call to get to the bottom of this and why if this is what you wanted how it was overlooked. If you don’t want to work with the same attorney you can consult with another attorney who can review the facts of the case to determine if you have any options, as it really depends on what the agreement states that both parties signed.

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