My child's father has been a substance abuser for about 7 years now and has had supervised visits for 4 1/2 years, he's not had a license since. He also has PTSD & isn't mentally there. They rarely see each other because I live in another state, and he always tries to sneak to get alone time w/ her when we come to town. For several years he's been blaming me for everything which has ruined my relationship with my child. He has put her in dangerous situations, like falling asleep at the wheel, being asleep while she's up, she woke up to him watching porn one day, he took her to drug houses, etc. In November of last year my child even said something about killing herself and he told her to wait for him and they could do it together! I had to cut them off from speaking w/o me nearby. When they talk, he continues to try and brainwash her. He was even with his mom to try and get clean a year ago, but kept failing drug tests and she found urine kits, needles, drugs in his stuff. He just isn't getting clean & I'm tired. He recently signed his rights over for his other 2 children, that were also adopted in the process. There's so much more & I'm hoping I can do something for my 13yr old.
Difficult to understand how, with supervised visits for 4.5 years, he could have , as you state: "put her in dangerous situations like falling asleep at the wheel, being asleep while she is up", "watching porn" and "taking her to drug houses" etc. Who in the heck is supervising and where??????
You will need court interaction to do so. Generally, it is hard to terminate the rights of a parent unless that parent is willing to sign them away. Talk to an attorney.
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