Has anyone done this in Texas? My child's father does not want to be in her life (I'm due Jan. 25th). We've talked about terminating his parental rights and now that it's gotten so close I think it's the right thing to do. He has no income (provable anyway), doesn't want to pay child support, and doesn't want visitation. Although this hurts me deeply, I think in the long term it would be better than fighting about child support which he will not pay or arguing about visitation that he doesn't want anyway. Has anyone gone through with this procedure? It's basically like an adoption, but he's giving his rights to me.
Although I could just leave his name off the birth cert, I'm afraid that years later he will show up demanding a paternity test and be able to pursue some form of custody. I would rather have this issue cleared up now than later. Also does this guarantee that he won't have to pay child support?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:00 PM on Jan. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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