Jun 11, 2007, 09:06 AM
My son has a 7 yr old child with a woman he was not married to. She was pregnant by my son when she got married to another man. Testing proved the child belonged to my son. But, the mother insisted on giving the child the surname of her husband. She has never allowed visititation to my son. In fact, my son has only seen the child once when the child was 2 1/2 yrs old when the mother drove from her town to our town to ask that my son give up parental rights, stated that she did not want the child to know my son was her father since the child had only known one father and that she did not want child support from my son. Years later, when her husband went to prison, she went to court to get child support from my son but still will not let my son see the child. So, my son wants to give up parental rights, but also wants to not be obligated financially since he has only been allowed to see the child once and cannot get custody, nor even let the child know he is her father. Any help would be appreciated as to how to formally go about doing this. Thank you.