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Consent of the father to the adoption of a child

In order for a child to be given up for adoption, the consent of both parents is required. As a rule, this consent can only be given eight weeks after the birth of the child.

If the mother is not married, you as a father, if you are not entitled to custody, can give consent to adoption even before the birth of the child. This consent must be notarized. The consent to an adoption cannot be notarized at a youth welfare office.

In addition, the father can make a declaration that he will not apply for parental care of the child. This declaration, which supplements the consent, must be certified "publicly". "Public" means that the declaration can also be notarized. However, the declaration can also be certified (in this case free of charge) at a youth welfare office, for example.

Both when notarization of consent to adoption and when notarization of the waiver, you will be informed about the legal consequences and effects of notarization before notarization.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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