Out of the Shadows: Birthfathers' Stories.

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Mason, M. M.
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Debate in infant adoption continues to center around the mother, child and prospective adoptive parents. No one mentions the birth father. The assumption remains that the birth father is missing or uncaring in his responsibility. Seventeen birth fathers agreed to be interviewed to share their personal experiences surrounding an unexpected pregnancy. The birth fathers recollect their feelings, emotions, and circumstances surrounding the decision to relinquish their rights. Birth fathers were caught in a cycle of abandonment.

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