Jody - posted on 01/23/2012 ( 26 moms have responded )
Hey all! My little boy's father and I were together, but not married when my son was born and I made a HUGE mistake and gave him his fathers last name instead of mine. I did this, assuming that he would be in his life and be a dad to his son. Well, he left us both when my son was 5 months old and for a couple years would only show up on Christmas and call on his birthday. My son has no clue who he is at all, so when he does show up, my son wants nothing to do with him. Well anyways, it's been a whole 2 years since he's called or even attempted to see him and he doesn't pay child support (never has). His name is on my son's birth certificate, so would I have to get his consent before changing my son's last name to mine? P.S. My son will be 5 years old in May.