Alex comes to you for advice. Alex is 27 years old, and he just found out that his 21-year-old girlfriend, Elizabeth, is pregnant. Elizabeth has aspirations of becoming a cardiologist one day; therefore, she wants to give the baby up for adoption. Alex wants to parent the child. Elizabeth and her parents would prefer that the baby be adopted by a married couple because they would be mature enough to handle the responsibility of child-rearing. They live in the state of Washington. In constructing your answer please answer the following questions: Review the following statutes of the state of Washington and answer the questions below:
Rev. Code Wash. (ARCW) §§ 26.26.101, 26.26.116, 26.26.305, 26.26.505, 26.33.160, 26.33.170
1) What are Alex’s rights, if any, in this situation? Outline the steps Alex would go through in order to exercise his rights in this situation. 2) Contrast Alex’s rights with Elizabeth’s rights. In your conclusion, speculate what the likely outcome should be in this case. Be sure to cite relevant statutory law for each conclusion.
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