Building Families Through Adoption for Over 30 Years

Month: May 2016

The Out of Court Consent

The ideal way to deal with birth father rights is for the birth mother to speak with him about what is best for their child.  Unfortunately, this does not happen very often because communication has broken down for various reasons. The next best option is for the...

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Why Not Conduct a Paternity Test?

DNA paternity tests have in recent years become relatively easy and inexpensive to obtain.  Virginia has a paternity statute which states that if any party to a custody proceeding petitions the court to order a paternity test, the court is required to do so....

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What if She Doesn’t Know?

Sometimes the birth mother will state that she does not know the identity of the birth father.  This may or may not be true.  If the birth mother gives a reasonable explanation of the facts and does so under oath, her statement will be accepted by the court....

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