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Posted about 1 year ago.

What if I do locate him and he refuses to sign? but like I said he has never paid child support or been in their lives. He is also a convicted felon.

Lilah J Sutphen
Lilah J Sutphen, Adoption Lawyer - San Francisco, CA
Posted about 1 year ago.

If he will not readily give consent, you do have the option of filing a petition to terminate his rights based on alleged "abandonment" of the child. Generally the court will require that the parent has not attempted to see or contact the child for at least 6 months.

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Posted about 1 year ago.

Thank you for all the great information.

Lilah J Sutphen
Lilah J Sutphen, Adoption Lawyer - San Francisco, CA
Posted about 1 year ago.

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