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Wheaton contested adoption lawyersAdoption can be a wonderful experience, both for the child who is given a new home, as well as the adoptive parents who want to expand their family. However, it is a major decision that should include careful consideration. In certain cases, both biological parents may not agree to giving up their parental rights. Contested adoptions most often occur with infant adoptions, when one biological parent, usually the birth mother, wishes to place a baby up for adoption, while the other biological parent, the birth father, objects to the adoption. 

Reasons for Contesting

There are many different scenarios regarding adoption. Many infant adoptions involve a young, single mother who wants to give up her baby to a couple who are prepared financially and emotionally to raise a child. Older children who were in foster care can also be adopted through Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in Illinois. 

A biological father may contest adoption for several reasons, such as in the following instances: 

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fathers' rightsWhether their parents are married or not, children deserve to have a relationship with both their mother and father and receive the support they need from them. Illinois law recognizes this by stating that every child has a right to the “physical, mental, emotional, and financial support of his or her parents.”

In order to ensure that children have a legal relationship with both their mother and their father, and that they receive support from both parents, Illinois law allows for the establishment of paternity. Whether they are married or unmarried, parents should be aware of how these laws apply to them.

Paternity Laws in Illinois

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