What you have to do is to bring two petitions before the Court. The first is Petition to Terminate Parental Rights
, and the second is Petition for Adoption. The father does have the right to be served with notice to make his argument if he should appose. Even if you are adopt the child, it's likely he would still get visitation. Warning - this is a very complex situation and I do NOT recommend doing this w/o an attorney because navigating the system for this yourself can cause you more harm than good. If you still want to, go to legalzoom.com for the petitions.I can help you find an attorney in your area who specializes in these kinds of matters if you'd like.
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