Many birth fathers choose to participate, and we welcome that. Sometimes the birth father participates with the birth mom, and sometimes he participates separately from the birth mom. Some birth fathers do not choose to participate at all, or they may be unknown or unreachable. Our state law has a variety of ways to notice him in order to make sure he knows about the adoption and his options, or if unknown or unreachable, that his rights are addressed legally. Birth moms are encouraged to invite the birth father to participate if appropriate, or you do not have to contact him at all. We will take care of everything for you!