Lets say a 17 year old girl got pregant with an `18 year old pot head.
She decides to place the baby up for adoption, mostly because she wants her baby (a boy) to have a good father. It is very difficult for her but she knows it is best. So she tells the father her adoption plan. He goes along with it and agrees he will give up his rights so that the baby will get adopted. She finds a great wonderful couple for the baby.
But, at the hospital, the birth dad tricks the birth mom.
The birth mom signs the papers.
Then the birth dad (the pothead) says he has changed his mind and wants to parent the child. But since the the birthmom already signed away her rights, she will have no rights to the baby and he was raise the baby himself as a single dad and a pothead. So he gets full custody of the baby, and she can never know her own child.
I am wondering this because of the adoption case where the birth dad got custody at 22 months but now the birth mom has no legal rights to the child: http://abcnews.go.com/US/drill-sergeant-reunited-baby-mom-gave-adoption/story?id=18329713