The short answer is no, the father cannot terminate his own parental rights. If he works for the government, then he's a W-2 employment, and the basic child support will be an easy calculation (17% of his adjusted gross income). The father will also be obligated to pay his share of unreimbursed medical, educational & child care expenses. You're best advised to schedule a consultation with a NYC Child Support attorney for a full assessment.
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No. If this was the case, many "deadbeat dads" across the United States would do this to get out of paying child support. Allowing it would be against public policy.
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No, he cannot just terminate his own parental rights. On a somewhat related note to the question presented, you should make sure that you have an estate plan in order so that, God forbid, something happens during your surgery, your wishes and the best interest of your child will be carried out since it seems that the father will again be absent. Good luck with everything.
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