My brother is a super sweet, single guy. He is gay, but not in a relationship. His friend and his friends girlfriend just found out they are pregnant, and neither of them wants this child. My brother told them about abortion of course but they said no way. My brother has always been very nurturing and has always had the desire to have a family/children.
They want to sign over their rights to the baby, to my brother.
So, my question is, if anyone knows or has experience in this area... What should my brother do to prepare? He knows he will need a lawyer and the lawyer will write up the document which the parents will sign and agree to. Is ther eanything else?
What about at the hospital? we are in Illinois. Will my brother be able to be there during delivery? Will he have any rights as far as vaccinations/formula ect at the hospital? This baby, while obviously will not be able to be breastfed- will only be getting breastmilk. Donated by myself and several other willing mommas we know :) He does not want the baby getting formula.
I guess I am just looking for information from others who have been through something similar. Thanks!
Asked by Anonymous at 6:02 PM on Jul. 8, 2011 in Adoption
Answer by Anonymous at 6:04 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by Kellyjude1 at 6:14 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by Sue421 at 6:19 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by matthewscandi at 6:44 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
The lawyer will tell him what he needs. Generally it's a physical, so they know he's healthy enough to be a parent as well as a home study. If the mom delivers vaginally, she'll get to pick who is present at the birth. If it's a c-section, sometimes they will only allow one person and I'd imagine she'd want her SO with her.
Answer by JSD24 at 2:18 PM on Jul. 9, 2011
Answer by blessedwboysx3 at 3:50 PM on Jul. 11, 2011
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