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If he can't get help there, he might need to travel to Oregon and try to establish residency there and get a court case there. Either way, at this point, he needs to do whatever he can to get a Judge to give him custody of his daughter. Not all lawyers will want 5,000 upfront, so he can also keep shopping around on sites like Avvo.com.
Yes, if there is no existing court order that gives her custody, he is free to take her with him if he's on the birth certificate.