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I am pregnant and i am planning to go thru a private adoption. the father of the baby is not in my life. my mom is in prison and im wondering what kind of rights i have like signing legal papers to the couple i am giving my baby to. please any info you have would be rad.
The fact that you are a minor does not take away your rights as a parent to sign legal documents regarding your child (A.R.S. § 8-106). But, just because the father isn't in your life doesn't always mean that he doesn't have rights to the child as well. (A.R.S. § 8-106).
For more information about your specific situation, you should seek a lawyer's help to make sure you know all your rights and the rights of your child. To find a lawyer, you can contact a local legal aid agency; Community Legal Services (800) 852-9075 covers Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Yuma and LaPaz Counties. Southern Arizona Legal Aid (800) 640-9465 covers Southern Arizona. DNA People’s Legal Services (800) 789-7287 covers Northern Arizona.