If the birthfather is involved and supportive we include him in the planning.
If the birthfather is not involved and you have questions about his potential rights, know that competent help is here to answer your concerns and address the legal issues for you. We will handle the birthfather communication and termination of rights. It is not necessary to have his permission for you to proceed with adoption planning.
In the state of Washington, any potential birthfather has the right of notification before an adoption can happen. We do not need to prove parentage through a DNA process. If a possible father is unwilling to sign a consent and / or he cannot be identified or located, his rights can still be terminated for the adoption.