My Husband wants to adopt my 6 year
old daughter. I have had no contact
with the bio dad since she was 1. he has shown no interest and is flat
out just a bad person. A few months ago I tracked him down through the
Bail bondsman who he was out on bail through. I asked him to sign the
consent to terminate his rights and he did with no problems. When i took
the papers to be processed we noticed that a part of my husbands name
was written incorrect (he spelled out the second and my husbands birth
certificate says jr.) and the bio dad did not sign his middle name. They
said it has to have all of that. By this time I had to track him down
again and now he says he would only sign if we pay him or I have to take
to court. He signed the birth certificate but that's all hes ever
never made an effort to contact us or pay any child support. The only
contact I can get is a prepaid cell that is sometimes
activated. He refuses to give me a address or anything. He has been in
and out of jail and has very long criminal record. He was abusive when
were were together and has alot of domestic violence charges that were
all dropped for some reason. I am now at a loss of what my options are.
My daughter wants my husband to adopt her and so do him and I.
So I guess what my real question is is can I have his rights terminated without consent ?