Family Law


Can birth mothers withdraw consent to an adoption?

In most states birth mothers can withdraw their consent to an adoption though there are fairly strict time limits. For example, in the state of Alaska a birth mother cannot withdraw her consent after there has been a court decree authorizing the adoption. A birth mother can withdraw her consent up to 10 days after giving it.

After going to an adoption agency, a hopeful parent must also get the approval of a judge to finalize the process (iStock).

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