Alexis - posted on 04/22/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )
When I had my daughter I gave her, "her dad's" last name. He was not there to sign the birth certificate so I did not put his information down. He was in jail the majority of my pregnancy and wasn't released until a couple of weeks after her birth. We had broken up two weeks after this and then he only saw her a handful of times over the next couple of months until she was about 4 months old and hasn't contacted us since and she'll be four years old in August. So since she'll be starting school I'm trying to get her last name changed to mine. Would I need him to sign over rights first? Or would it be better for me to try and terminate his rights? I need any advice I can get. Thank you in advance!