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Family Law: adoption, guardianship (USA)
I had an out of wedlock child who is now 4 years old. A year ago, her father and I broke up, he left and doesn’t want to see me or our daughter. Can my ex-boyfriend lose his rights as a father to ever see our child again if he hasn’t seen her for a year already?
Yes, if you start an action under Article 10, Family Court Act. Father's parental rights can be terminated by Family Court upon a finding of abandonment where father failed to visit or communicate with his child during six month period prior to filing of petition.
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