If he's an acknowledged parent to the baby - has his name on your child's birth certificate...then... no.
Unless, he agrees to allow someone else responsibility of the child upon your death - legalized letter through an attorney, preferably yours.
Nope, not unless his rights were taken away or he was proven to be unfit
at 2:16 PM on Jul. 20, 2009
You can try but if he wanted the child he would get the child unless someone could prove he was unfit. In the meantime the child MIGHT go to a family member temporarily, but they might be sent to foster care too.