Q: Can I get my child's father's rights terminated and have my husband adopt her?
We have a custody agreement in place which he gets her every other weekend. But that's the only communication he has with her. He doesn't ask about her any other time he just gets her so we can stay out of court. He is on child support but doesn't pay any of it and is behind 15,000 as of now. He hasn't contributed anything for her in like 6 months. Do we have grounds for my husband to adopt her? We recently got married but he's been providing for her for 4 1/2 years. Bio father says he shouldn't have to provide since she lives with me and he quit his job so that he wouldn't have to pay child support. I've been going back and forth to CS court trying to get him to take care of her financially but he's running from being served. Step dad wants to adopt.
A: Why haven't you gotten a private process server and served him with contempt?
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