Does a widow need the consent of her parents to give her child in adoption?
My husband died long back and now am living with my parents in West Virginia. I want to give one of my two children in adoption since I don’t even have any means to look after them. A couple came to adopt the child. But my parents are not giving consent. Is their consent required to give my child in adoption?02/23/2017 | Category: Adoption | State: West Virginia | #32751
(e) If one of the persons entitled to parental rights of the child sought to be adopted is deceased, only the consent or relinquishment of the surviving person entitled to parental rights is required.
Since you your husband is diseased, you are the only parent entitled to parental rights of the child. So only your consent is required to give your child in adoption. Your parents’ consent is not required.