The short answer to this is.. not always. Every state has different laws regarding the terminating of the father’s parental rights. Answers are needed in order to determine what procedure is needed in order for father’s rights can be terminated . Are you married to the father ? Do you reside together? Has he assisted in your financial support during the pregnancy ? Does he have a history of domestic violence, particularly during your pregnancy ? These are some of the questions that the adoption professional that we refer to you will ask so that they can advise you what will be required in order to be able to proceed with an adoption plan.