I am a mother of a 3-year old. I share joint custody with my ex who has not paid child support or contributed in any way since the divorce. He was ordered in the divorce decree to pay child support and health insurance for the child. He has not paid any of it. I am now engaged to a man who has been financially caring for us, and raising my son as his own for 2 years now. When we get married he would like to adopt my son. We would like my ex to sign over his parental rights even if it means offering him a deal that eliminates his financial debt to the child. What are the odds of this happening? If not, we would like to gain full custody and eventually adopt. What are the necessary steps? Thank you for your assistance. ---S.