Children, fathers, secrets and lies.
If the father in this case was informed and did not wish to offer the child a home then adoption seems a reasonably solution. HOWEVER, as the biological father why has he no input into the future of his child? Perhaps he might like to raise his daughter, perhaps he might provide her with a home and all the love she needs. What about the baby, does she not have the right to her kin? When she is old enough to search out her biological parents, she might well ask why they gave her up for adoption. What then? The father didn't give her up, he didn't even know he had a child.
For whatever reason this woman kept her pregnancy a secret, maybe through shame, maybe her parents are assholes, whatever. That is her right. But to make a judgement on the future of this tiny infant without even considering the father strikes me as an abuse of power.
Like I say, maybe he wouldn't be interested, but he should at least have the choice, the same as the mother does.
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