I'm currently in a relationship with a man who adores my daughter. Her father is absent, and he (my current mate) is looking to legally adopt her. His name isn't on the birth certificate, and he doesn't come around to visit her anymore. The only communication my dauther has with her "father" is through text messages, and that only happens once or twice a year. If the adoption should occur, will her biological father have to sign over his rights, even if he's non-existent in person and on paper?
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