Q: Can a birth mother put the child up for adoption without the fathers consent?he is on the birth certificate.
A: An adoption cannot take place until the Father's rights are terminated.
A: In Tennessee, whether a birth mother can place a child up for adoption without the father's consent depends on various factors. If the father's name is on the birth certificate and he has acknowledged paternity, his consent is typically required for the adoption. However, exceptions exist. If the court determines that the father has abandoned the child or failed to provide support, or if his parental rights have been terminated, the mother may proceed with the adoption without his consent.
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