Saturday, February 12, 2011

Recent Court Ruling Denies Viable Father for Rights and Forces Child into Adoption

Imagine--you're seventeen, hold down a part-time job, and are successful in school.  You're on the school's football team, baseball team, and have no criminal history or history of drug use or alcohol use.  Your girlfriend gets pregnant, tells you you're the father, and you prepare accordingly to have the child raised and cared for in your home by your mother while you're in school.  The crib is assembled and the nursery is complete, a whole separate room in your parents' home for your new arrival.

Delivery day comes.  The mother of your child refuses you as the father and puts the child up for adoption.

Like most dads (regardless of age), you would go through the courts to fight for the rights to be the parent to your child--even if your girlfriend (or perhaps "ex-girlfriend" at this point) feels the child should be put in adoptive care.  Would you succeed?

Apparently not.  In a recent court ruling in Bakersfield, California, a 17-year-old father, Christian Diaz, was denied parental rights to his own child, forcing the baby into adoptive care.  A willing father was denied the chance to raise his child, just because the child's mother made a decision on her own, left his name off of the birth certificate, and persuaded hospital authorities that he wasn't the father and to keep him away from the child.

Father's rights are necessary.  Cases like this, where a fit and willing father is stepping up to the plate to be a dad, remind us that there is still a long road ahead of us.  Being with our children and raising them is a right we have, and until the courts can see this, we will continue to fight for our rights!

Read more about this hearing on Bakersfield.com.

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14 comments:

  1. I agree. This is a difficult thing to see. Here we have a perfectly viable father that has simply been chosen to NOT be allowed access to his child. I would assume that his only recourse would be to demand a DNA verification via the legal system.

    I come from the adoption arena, and while I am VERY pro adoption, we dont need more childeren simply because the mothers want to exclude the fathers. If the child is his child and he is viable then adoption is the LAST place for this child to be. Courts run amok

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  2. Fathers rights are not guaranteed in the UK, especially in child custody cases where the mother and father were not married and the father was not listed on the birth certificate. It is almost impossible for a father who is not listed on their child’s birth certificate to exercise their fathers rights to visitation, so it is very important for a child’s father to ensure that their name is properly listed on each child’s birth certificate.

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  3. I am attempting to gain support for the following Equal Custody Guideline petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/custody-guidelines-for I would appreciate any and all assistance.

    David

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  4. Custody Evidence kit and facts for parents in divorce on what is best for children to obtain equal custody in family court.

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    children to obtain equal custody in family court.

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  8. make the claim that the child is property and take this to a new level of understand what it means to have a true gift from God taken from us the true natural father... who are they to create a jurisdiction bound by union and god... look into what law is ... blacks law dictionary (property) it`s that simple

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  9. https://www.change.org/p/supreme-court-of-the-united-states-enforce-fathers-rights-in-family-law-court?recruiter=461646946&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_for_starters_page&utm_term=des-md-petition_show-no_msg&fb_ref=Default

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  10. https://www.change.org/p/supreme-court-of-the-united-states-enforce-fathers-rights-in-family-law-court?recruiter=461646946&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_for_starters_page&utm_term=des-md-petition_show-no_msg&fb_ref=Default

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  11. Sounds to me like this young man need good legal information as to how he could have stopped the process that interfered with his parental rights.
    www.fathersrightsinc.com

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  12. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/156760

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  13. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/156760

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  14. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/mandatory-5050-custody
    100k signs in 30 days. Please sing and pass it. Share it to everyone if you support this cause.

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