Originally Posted by NikitaZee
I agree with all of this. Sad for the adoptive parents, yes. But the father filed when the baby was 4 months old - that (to me) isn't too long to realize you want to raise your own flesh and blood. The SC law that states a man gives up those rights by not supporting the pregnant mother are ridiculous IMO. I would also like to hear more of the father's side of the story, but I think it was a good thing that he requested a gag order - look at the publicity the adoptive parents/birth mother were garnering. How can the publicity be good for the little girl?
I'm not taking sides on this one because there isn't enough information. However, I can not give the father a pass on your comment. The time to decide if you want to raise your own flesh and blood is when you find out you fathered a child. He had 9 months of pregnancy to make that decision but he needed an additional 4 months after birth, so 13 months to decide if he wanted a child?? Should we give him another 13 months of time with Veronica before he decides if he wants to keep her permanently? I have zero sympathy or respect for him if he couldn't man up at the right time. That doesn't mean I don't support him if he was duped into signing termination papers. If so, he should receive full custody. He had a chance to prevent this from happening in the first place by telling his pregnant fiancee that he didn't want to be with her for the rest of his life but he wanted custody of their child.