My daughter was involved with someone who she had gotten pregnant by. She had found out after she was with someone else and they shockingly took responsibility from day one even saying thats his son. The biological father went back to his previous girlfriend and child. She had to give he baby the real fathers last name by law on the birth certificate . When she went to apply for assistance she was told to file for child support which she did, she knows that she's not going to receive anything nor is is looking too. the only thing that they care about is how the man that she's with can adopt the child and have his last name. The actual father has not had any contact with her during the pregnancy or contacted he since the child was born.
The gentleman who is currently with your daughter can lawfully adopt the child after he marries your daughter. In Florida, a step parent adoption is the only way your daughter can act to terminate the biological fathers rights--should he ever seek to attempt assert them. The bio dad will need to be personally served with your daughter petition for step parent adoption. A completed step parent adoption will legally transfer all parental right and responsibilities to the man your daughter is currently with once he is her husband. Once the child is adopted, the child's birth certificate will be amended and the adoptive father would be responsible for the support of the child until his 18th birthday even if the parties eventually divorce. I would not suggest that your daughter attempt to represent herself as it is never a good idea to go to Court on any matter as a pro se litigant when the best interests of a child are concerned. Best of Luck!
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