We split up when our daughter was about 2 or 3 months old, I only ever received about $60 from him her entire life, never bought diapers anything. I never put him on child support. Maybe once every month or two he would ask me to bring her over for the weekend to spend time with her but always had an excuse for me to come get her early. Then he goes to prison for almost 4 years (drugs/robbery.) Hes been out 2 weeks and now wants to be in her life, she doesn't know his face or what he sounds like, nothing. My boyfriend and I moved to Atlanta, GA 3 years ago to make a better life. I had another daughter and now we want to get married and for him to adopt my daughter from the ex. But i know he wont just agree to it, wanting to know what my options are because I truly believe its in the best interest of the child for her to never see him. My boyfriend is the only man shes really known, to her he is Daddy. I had some drug issues while he was in prison so my mom has temporary custody of both girls however were about to go back to court for a reunification hearing. Do i even have a chance in court for his termination for better interest of the child with my history?
If you are currently living in Atlanta you will need to discuss this with an attorney in Georgia, or one who is licensed there. Generally it is very difficult to completely terminate a parent's rights, even if they have been incarcerated. You should definitely sit down with an attorney in your area to discuss this process to up your chances of success.
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