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If you are steady and stable and have no parenting issues, there is no way that he would be able to get custody of your child under any circumstances that I can see. You generally have to have a lot of flaws as a mother and caretaker before they would consider someone who was not involved in her life and has a criminal record to have custody of her simply because he applies for such. I can tell you however, that if he steps forward and asks for visitation rights and agrees to a paternity test, then so long as he enters into a plan to pay back child support and begins to pay child support going forward, a court might award him some type of visitation. Generally speaking, something like that would happen on a supervised visitation basis only and for quite a while.
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