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Fathers rights in adoption proceedings in Illinois

It's no secret that children are often conceived by accident, outside of wedlock, and parents sometimes consider alternative choices such as adoption or abortion. What often happens is that the mother makes the executive decision of whether or not the keep and raise the baby. Fathers sometimes have little say in the matter. However, according to Illinois law, fathers do have a say. So what steps can a father take to prevent the mother of his child from giving the child up for adoption?

Fathers Pursuing Custody of their Children: Fighting the Statistic

It is often said that women have a greater chance of being granted custody of their children than do men. Statistically speaking, this is true. However, with the right legal assistance, this statistic can be overcome. It is important to know that the courts will always rule on what is in the best interest of the child, regardless of the gender of the custodial parent.  With an experienced child custody lawyer and a strong case, it is very feasible for a father to win custody. The following are a few tips for fathers pursuing custody of their children.

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