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No the court can well terminate the bio dads rights and grant the step parent adoption.The father can be terminated for non support and the step parent adoption is in the best interest of the child.You have real good chances to have this granted.
An adoption can proceed without consent if there are statutory grounds for unfitness of the parent.
Some of these statutory grounds are abandonment, failure to maintain a reasonable degree of interest or responsibility as to the child's welfare, desertion of the child for more than three months preceding the beginning of the adoption proceeding, substantial neglect and physical abuse.
Additional grounds are depravity, failure to show concern for a newborn child during the first 30 days after its birth, failure to make a good faith effort to pay a reasonable amount of the expenses related to the birth of the child and failure to provide a reasonable amount of financial support for the child. Non-payment of child support may be the basis for adoption.
I hope you will pursue this as the best thing for the child here.
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You will need a layer here.It may run $750-$1k or so for the lawyer and filing fees.It would take 30-60 days here form start to finish.
Good luck with the adoption, thanks for rating 5 stars.
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Shop the fee here and see what you can get, it matters here if you could take the bio dad into consenting.But this is certainly possible whether he agrees or not.
Here he hasn't done anything, no support , no involvement, he has real good odds of loosing.You have great facts here.
Thanks again and the best here.