What steps do I take for my husband to adopt my eight year old son? We have been together for over 4 years, married for over two years, and have a daughter together. Biological father refuses to sign rights over, but yet his rights have been temporarily removed because when I went into court with the GAL he refused to show up because he had finals. He has not seen his son since he was 1.5 years old. I have even gotten a total of 25.46 in child support.