Surrendering your parental rights to a child takes a little more than just signing a piece of paper. Rarely will a court allow a surrender to occur just so an individual can avoid child support, which, based upon the information you have presented appears to be the case. However, in answer to your direct question, if a parent wants to surrender their parental rights, they do not necessarily have to have the permission of the other parent. Based upon the information that you have provided here, it appears that you have quite a bit going on and it would be in your best interest to at least set up a consult with an attorney in your area so that you have a better understanding of what is going on with your case.
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