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Hello, thank you for the question.
In what province is this taking place?
And are mother and the boyfriend going to get married? This is quite important in reality.
This is a two part question, so let's address the support issue first.
Has the father ever committed in writing to pay child support? Did he ever actually pay anything?
Her odds of getting ongoing child support are excellent. Father has an obligation to pay. It's the retroactive support that's problematic.
And looking ahead to the adoption issue, if mother offered to father no support obligation ongoing or retroactive, he's much more likely to consent to the adoption proposal especially if he has no real ongoing relationship with the child.
Having said that that, one has to wonder what the advantages are to adopting a 15 year old. Have you thought of that objectively?
I'm still here to discuss the matter, shall we continue?