My bf at the time got drunk and took advantage of me resulting in Clarissa. After deciding he was too wrapped up in lies, being with me, and having no interest in Clarissa, I got another bf to whom I married. Bio left with no contact or support for the rest of that time (over 3 years). After leaving my marriage due to abuse, I contacted the bio to see if he had an interest in a relationship with his daughter after only a few short visits (and stalking and harassment to me, friends, and relatives that scared Clarissa) it became clear nothing changed. He has left the picture once again after I got a boyfriend. He still doesn't offer support nor does he see her. I would love to add my fiances name to the blank space on her certificate. As he has been every bit of a dad to her as he could be
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As the father, he can ask to be added to her birth certificate and then he can attempt to assert parental rights (establish a custody and visitation arrangement). If he is truly unfit and/or has abandoned your daughter, your best option may be to terminate his parental rights, which is permanent. I recommend finding a qualified attorney in your area. Good luck to you.
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You cannot simply add fiance's name to the birth certificate and think that it fixes the problem. Bio-dad has legal rights (and obligations), and if you want fiance to be the "legal" dad, then he has go through the adoption process. I am including links below that may be of some help. Good luck.
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