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Can the biological father take the child away?

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When a birth mother plans an adoption it is a legal requirement that she informs the court and the social worker who the father is. If the father is known, he must be contacted and informed about the adoption process. He then has the right to adopt his own child. He will have to be assessed and found suitable to adopt. A decision will be made in terms of what is in the best interest of the child. If the father is unknown or cannot be found, his rights will be terminated.

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