My daughter's father wants to terminate his parental rights, and I support this. We were never married and she has always lived with me. Do we need a lawyer, or are there forms we can fill out and sign? My husband would like to adopt my daughter, which her father also agrees to, but we don't have the money and don't qualify for legal aid. We'd like to at least get the tpr started, even if we can't yet do the adoption. How do we start this?As an addendum, though we were never married, his name is listed on my daughter's birth certificate and he did sign a document at the hospital at her birth stating that he is her father. Also, there is a child support order, on which he is currently over $13,000 in arrears. Neither he nor I have any illusions that he will ever be able to pay it off, and I am not trying to cut him out of our daughter's life; for many reasons, it would be best if I alone had rights, or better yet if my husband could adopt her. The lowest cost for adoption we've been quoted is $3000.
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