Giving Up a Father's Parental Rights | eHow.com
In most cases, when a father chooses to give up his parental rights, he is completely released from any obligation to care for his biological child. Under the eyes of the law, the biological father and child are not related. The child may not inherit under the father's will as one of his children, and the father has no obligation whatsoever to care for the child.
In some cases, a father might continue to be held responsible for financially supporting his biological child even after he gives up his paternal rights. For example, if the mother must seek governmental assistance in order to support the child, a judge has the authority to terminate parental rights. He can still require the father to pay child support until the child reaches adulthood. This results in the father is still being financially responsible for the child without having any visitation rights or say in how the child is raised. See Illinois DHFS v. Warner, Ill., Illinois Supreme Court, January 25, 2008.
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