What is the name of your state? What is the name of your state? Michigan
I was never married to my daughters father and he wants nothing to do with her. He has never made any attempt to see her. His name was never put on her birth certificate. He was ordered to pay child support and all together has only payed about 2 years worth (if that). She is now almost 6 years old and the last support payment was made thru tax differment a little over 2years ago. My husband and I were married 2 years ago June 10th 2000. He would like to adopt her or at least become her legal guardian but we don't have alot of extra money to do that. I want to know how to go about doing both adoption and legal guardianship . My husband is the only one that my daughter has ever known as "daddy" He has been there for her since she was 1 years old. What can I do. I don't care if her birth father ever pays anymore child support. we have been fine without it for a very long time. can you help!!?