My daughters father left us when she was 3months old and didn't see her again for another few months. She is now 6 years old and he left the state and didn't say a word. Before he left he would only see her occasionally and even then I would have to drive her to him because he didn't have a license or car due to the fact that he had gotten a DUI. Then he was on house arrest also at one point. He doesn't call her or even tell us he was leaving to another state. Can I get his right taken away I fear for my daughter when she is with him because one time she came home burned from an oven and he didn't even tell me about it.
It is exceedingly rare that a court will terminate a father's parental rights. However, the court may consider restrictions upon the exercise of those rights if the court finds a basis under the law, R.C.W. 26.09.191, and/or require the father to comply with certain conditions for his exercise of his rights. If the father has failed to maintain his relationship with his child, his residential time could be limited until he engages in reunification. If he poses a risk to the child due to some addiction or other problem, the court could direct that he address those problems and have limited or no residential time with the child until that time.
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