Looking To Terminate A Father's Rights

Kelly - posted on 01/21/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello All.
I'm the mother (living in Georgia) of an 8 year old little boy who is my whole heart. In 2008, my ex-husband (who I had been seperated from since 2006 & divorced from since 2007) came into the home I shared with my child & stabbed me while I was showering. My almost 3 year old at the time was pushed from the doorway & heard everything. In 2009 the DA prosecuting my case & I plea bargained to not testify in Court...ONLY in exchange for being awarded PERMANENT SOLE LEGAL & PHYSICAL CUSTODY. This is outlined in my Court paperwork.
My question is: Has anyone ever sued for termination of parental rights & to place a birth certificate amendment removing the biological father's name?
My husband now is the only "Daddy" my son has EVER known & we are seeking for him to be able to adopt my son. I'm scared to death a gung ho father's rights advocate of a Judge could possibly award him visitation.

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Kelly - posted on 01/21/2014

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He knows...but he tells everyone his Daddy is my new husband.
Also, his biological had chances to show for custody proceedings after everything happened. He never answered papers he was served. Nor did he take our state mandated parenting course you're required to take in divorces. He also had ability to have supervised visitation the past six years... but he's never requested it.
Meeting with the DA & attorney next week. However; I don't honestly think he's intelligent enough to fight it...

Jodi - posted on 01/21/2014

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Well, I guess it depends on whether he fights you for it or not. Unfortunately, it could be considered that it wasn't the child that he harmed but you. Even abusive ex's still often get visitation with their children because it isn't the children they have abused. So it is possible, if he fights for it, he may get visitation and rights.

Also, does your son know he has a biological daddy? I strongly advise you not to lie to him about this. There will come a time where he will find out, and it is probably best that it comes from you, rather than lying to him all his life about his father.

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