What if one parent chooses abeyance but the other wants the baby immediately?
Parents must be united in their desire for abeyance, or Family Abeyance Inc cannot in good conscience place the fetus in a state of suspended animation. Both parents must sign a legally binding contract that states their full acceptance of abeyance and its terms. They must also pass a psychological evaluation to affirm that they are both of sound mind at the time they sign the contract. If one parent does not pass such an evaluation, then the other parent can pursue a declaration of unfit status for the other parent. Only once such a declaration is made can a single parent govern the child’s progress in abeyance.
- A parent has visited my program, and tells me that her child will be paid for by the Coalition and wants to enroll immediately. What is the process?
- What if the custodial parent is receiving, or wants to receive, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits?
- How does a young parent know if their baby will be looked after properly?