Can I give up my rights as a mother?
Either parent can withdraw from access and decision-making regarding their child. After a long period of absence, the primary care parent may ask the court to legally end your rights to the child. Unless a child is given up for adoption, the biological parents have legal rights and obligations to their children.
Why would a mother give up custody?
The reasons moms have relinquished custody voluntarily vary. Among them: the belief that the ex-husband can provide better financially for the children, and the chance to finish an education they may have given up.
What does giving up custody mean?
Giving up custody means that you will most likely not gain custody back unless something horrible happens. Nobody wants that! The best thing for you to do when making this decision is determine why you wish to give up custody.
Can a parent legally sign their rights away?
California courts only allow parents to terminate their parental rights voluntarily under specific circumstances. It is also possible for a parent to relinquish parental rights by refusing to respond to a request for termination of parental rights and/or signing a relinquishment of parental rights form.