Unfortunately, the 8 months is not going to be enough for the court to deprive the biological father of his rights. However, you could negotiate with him to waive any support from him in exchange for him voluntarily terminating his parental rights
in the court. Child support is expensive, you would point out to him, and tell him you will give up all rights to support from him if he voluntarily surrenders his parental rights with the court. If he will not do so, then I am afraid the court will grant some type of visitation, likely supervised if he is a criminal and drug abuser.
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