For starters, I was married, divorced, and currently live in Texas. My ex-husband and I separated for 6 weeks (after he had an affair) while our divorce was being finalized. I received the notice that the paper work had been completed and our divorce was finalized on May 1st, and found out I was about nine weeks pregnant on May 2nd. When I was 19 weeks pregnant I found out that he had gone AWOL (absent w/o leave) from the US Air Force. We have spoken maybe 3 times total since he left (which has been over a year), and each time he has made no attempt to initiate the contact, ask about the child, and even stated that he had no intentions of coming back. My child is now 10 months old, and I fear 2 things: 1-despite the risk of being arrested and sent to jail if he steps onto US soil, I am afraid he would try to take my child and be his "legal" guardian; and 2-when I get remarried, my husband will not be able to adopt my son. According to Texas Family Code, Section 161.001, sub. H, do I have a case of abandonment? If so, does my ex have to be notified? What sort of weight does he have?