Hi my Ds is 18 months old his bio father has had no contact with him since he was 4 weeks old he has never supported or provided for him. Bio dad has been in and out of prison, has an asbo, probation orders and also a restraining order not to contact or come to my address for the next 2 years. I recently applied for a residency order which I was given as he's threatened to take my ds several times. During our "relationship" there was domestic abuse. He has recently applied for contact waiting for a date for finding of fact hearing. My hubby and I have spoke about hubby adopting ds how likely does anyone think this would be or applying for a step parent responsibility order.
Hi Yes ex has Pr, no he wont agree to adoption. If he doesn't agree to my hubby having PR will it be up to a judge to decide? I'm opposed to all contact except indirect letters photos etc We've got a finding of fact hearing in 2 months then after this the judge wants a section 7 report doing.
The question which will you will need to answer at court is why he is not to be trusted to be a decent father. OK, it's obvious he's not a good partner for you....but that doesn't mean he automatically would be a bad father.
As for step parent responsibility order. If bio-dad is opposing it at this stage I wonder if court may think its too early to order it against his wishes.
In practice PR gives very little and giving it to your husband I think may just make an already complicated situation even worse.