What is the name of your state? North Carolina
I have a 5 year old daughter and my husband wants to adopt her.
The birth father has never been involved. His name is not on the birth certificate. We were never married. He abandoned us. There was a paternity test done at the request of his mother, which of course came back as him being the biological father. He has never legitimized her.
I am wanting to know if I still need to get his rights terminated or if my husband can go ahead and adopt her since the biological father isn't on the birth certificate.
The biological father is aware of his daughter and has been given the opportunity to visit with her. He has chosen to not be a part of her life.
If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it!