I was just recently told that since I wasn't married to my daughters father when she was born he has no legal rights to her. He did however sign the birth certificate but hadn't had anything to do with her since nor has he paid child support. My now husband wants to adopt her, since her father has no rights to her can my husband adopt her with out her father signing any paper work or intervening?
2 Answers from Attorneys
No. You need his consent as he is the father.
The Court would require you to make a search to find him to see if he is claiming anything.