I live in California. My ex-husband and I have one daughter together. He hasnt seen her in five years nor has he spoken or tried to speak to her in that time period. He is court ordered child support, but pays irregularly. More often not than so. He owes $13,000 in back support and hasnt paid a dime in four months. He lives in Florida. I was wondering if this qualifies him as a candidate for reliquishment of his parental rights, or does it not because of the support that HAS been paid in the past? Also, my husband would like to adopt her and my ex once agreed to terminate his rights..........what is the petition that I need to file in regards to his agreeing to sign over his rights?