Advocate for natural parents in adoption and Bastardette guest blogger Erik L Smith will be a guest Monday morning (August 23) on NPR’s The Takeway. Erik will discuss the proposed federal Putative Father Registry bill currently in Congress. Go here to find your local schedule. The show starts at 6:00 AM edst. His segment is scheduled as of this writing for 6:49 AM. I believe it will also be available later online.
You can read Erik’s work at ErikSmith.org
UPDATE: Here is the link to The Takeaway discussion page on putative dads.
Putative Father registries are passive and ineffective. They only work if the man knows he has impregnated a woman.
Many adoptees have found their natural fathers and have been shocked to find that these men knew absolutely NOTHING about their existence. My father still doesn’t know that I exist.
We need a Federal LAW “A Father’s Right To Parent” Here’s the link to my petition to explain it in more detail:
Looks like they got his stroy wrong?:
Erik L. Smith is a paralegal who specializes in father’s rights. He believes the process should be simpler for putative fathers who want to stop adoptions. He also successfully stopped his own son from being adopted seventeen years ago.