I haven't done any research on this because right now its not a priority but I'm wondering about it.
The biological "father" of my twins has never been involved, and never tried to be involved. He has never been on the birth certificate.
I recieved TANF for three months last fall so I went through the process of filiing for child support. I don't think he's been served yet though.
someday I want to get married and I hope that man wants to adopt my children and be their father. so my questions are
if i ask for and/or recieve child support from the biological "father" will that automatically give him parental rights that I would need to have him sign over if a future husband wanted to adopt.
and if it does give him those rights, should I stop pursueing the child support so I don't have to deal with him getting parental rights.
(unless he decided to man up and be a father, then him having parental rights wouldnt be an issue. however, if all im getting his money then is this situation worth the trouble if i want to have them adopted later)
im tired so I hope this question makes sense.
Answer by bdflykisses at 5:11 PM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 5:11 PM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by ohwrite at 5:15 PM on Apr. 2, 2011