Section Newsletter Articles on Putative Father Registry
Putative Father Registry—A primer
, March 2010
The Putative Father Registry (“PFR”) was established by the Illinois Legislature as part of broad changes that were made to the Illinois Adoption Act in 1994.
No legal relationship between paternity and registry
, August 2007
The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that the Putative Father Registry provisions of the Adoption Act and the Parentage Act are to be construed separately, and therefore, a father seeking to establish a parent-child relationship under the Parentage Act was not required to first register as a putative father within 30 days of the child’s birth pursuant to the Putative Father Registry provisions of the Adoption Act. J.S.A. et al., v. M.H. et al., 2007 WL 289829 (2007).
Putative Father Registry
, February 2006
Father may have known best in the 1950s, but in the seemingly more complicated new millennium, many fathers don’t even know that they’ve become parents.