If you are over 13 and under 18 years of age, you are legally allowed to consent to adoption without your parent’s permission or consent. If you are under the age of 13 years, your parents, legal guardian, or court-appointed guardian-ad-litem, must witness your signature when you sign the Consent to Adoption.
We always recommend telling your parents; it is a very big secret to keep, but we will respect your wishes if you decide you do not want to tell them. If you want our help in telling your parents, we can assist you to break the news. We are here to support you in whatever decision you make.