I got pregnant 10 yrs ago and did not list the father on the birth certificate. I never saw him again. I got married two years ago and would like to add my husbands last name to my daughters(she has my maiden name). We would also like to get some type of legal guardianship for my husband without trying to find the bioligical father. My daughter was born in Alabama but we now live in Maryland. Is this possible? We were told nothing could be done without consent from the father, who is not listed on the birth certificate and for safety reasons have not made effort to find, not even adding my husband's name to her birth certificate. Is there anything we can do without trying to find this guy?I am in the similar situation with my daughter. When she was born i gave her my maiden name and for her protection do not want to locate the biological father in order to have her adopted. I have been married for almost 3 years and my new husband wants to adopt her. I am lost on where to start this process but I know it needs to be done soon before she starts school as to not confuse her. Help!