How can I prove a father to be unfit for parenting?
1 attorney answer
You are in a tough position. Your fiance cannot adopt your daughter without the consent of the Father. Thus, you must find him and bring him into a court action no matter what. You are correct to worry that he would likely get some timesharing in the event you or he filed a paternity matter. If he seems to want to avoid all financial responsibility, the adoption might appeal to him, as it is the only thing that would relieve him of all financial responsibility, placing that entirely upon your fiance. Attempting to meet with him somewhere to request that he execute the statutory consent for adoption might be an option. I strongly suggest that you and your fiance meet with a family law attorney. Good luck to you.
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