Everything should be "the birthmothers choice" down to visitations, what race the couple should be, how many pictures a months she wants etc. But when a family member (mostly grandparents) wants to adopt and she declines and chooses a non related people to adopt her child all of a sudden THEY should have rights to adopt and its NOT their child and all of a sudden her choices don't matter? (i understand legally they DO matter and the gparents have no say, but I'm asking why do people feel like grandparents should be able to adopt when it is NOT the birthparents choice of parents for HER child?)
Asked by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Jan. 19, 2009 in Adoption
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:36 PM on Jan. 19, 2009
Honestly, I think you're mistaken. If a woman is relinquishing voluntarily, then she and only she gets to chose. The only other person that has rights to the child is it's father. The grandparents have no say in the adoption.
What you may be thinking of is when CPS terminates the mothers rights. In that case they will look for someone in the birth family to raise that child because they CPS that it's best for the child to stay in it's birth family whenever possible.
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