When Christopher Emanuel from Aiken County, South Carolina, became a father over seven years ago, he had hopes and dreams for his daughter.
“I always said I wanted to be a great dad,” he told WACH-TV.
He and the baby’s mother were not married, but he signed up with the Responsible Fatherhood Registry through the Department of Social Services in South Carolina that would require him to be notified if his child went up for adoption.
“Before rights are terminated to allow an adoption to occur attorneys as well as department of social services will check this registry and if his name is on there he must be notified,” said President of the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families Pat Littlejohn.
Emanuel took the right steps