termination of parental rights

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      Momof3
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      My daughter's biological father has never been in her life.  He pays child support because it has been mandated by the state since she was an infant because she had a medical card at that time.  My husband has always been her Dad and wants to adopt her.  My question is, can I get a legal document drawn up by an attorney that I can have him sign and then file with the courts to terminate his rights?  Or is this something that has to be done in front of a judge with him present.  We currently live over 800 miles apart from her biological father.Thanks in advance.

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      Lex
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      About the only way to terminate the biological father's rights is if he hasn't been paying court-ordered support.He would have to agree to an adoption. That might be something he would be willing to do since he could then stop paying support.

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