California. I have an almost 6 yr old daughter and her father has not see her in almost 1 year. He has taken me to court after previously not seeing her for almost 3 years to fight for visitation. once he was awarded visitation it lasted for about 3 months and no contact for the last 6 months when his now girlfriend had a baby. I have been in a relationship for almost 4 years now with a wonderful man who i consider to be her father, the only father she really knows. My ex does not pay child support or provide medical for our daughter.my question is after one year of no contact is this considered child abandonment? ad what actually is considered contact besides phone calls and actual visitation. i received a text message from him about 5 months ago, is this considered contact? i should also mention that his name is not listed on her birth certificate but he has never contested paternity. can the court deny an adoption if the biological father objects even though he has no part in her life?