Understand your frustration. The reason abandonment is a difficult thing to gain is because parenting your child is a precious Constitutionally protected right.
So stripping someones right of that, while possible, is very serious and can be difficult against objection from natural parent. Every state is different, I'd consult with a local attorney to see what the current court climate regarding it are.
I am in the same situation, only it's different. My son was born in 2008. His biological father has never once seen him. His now ex wife sent me $20 once. He's never paid child support. How does abandonment work?? Need some help.
I also forgot to mention the father has previously had his rights to his other children stripped by the State of Iowa, in 2006.
I suggest two things.
First, start your own thread. It is considered bad form to hijack & necropost.
Second, you are going to need the assistance of an attorney. Period.
well excuse me. i don't know anything about these sites and how to do things on here.
I see that link on your comment. Is there any place you can do that where it's free?
Yeah so do I. That's the point. I make as much in a year what most lawyers probably make in less than a month.
Oh for Pete's sake...
JBradley - since you refuse to start your own thread, let's end this one right here, shall we?
You NEED an attorney if you're trying to claim abandonment on the part of the other parent.
Legal Aid will NOT take this type of case, and most family attorneys also won't touch it pro bono.
So, your options are:
1) Get three jobs to pay for the attorney
2) Forget the issue for now.