My husband is adopting my daughter. She is 12 years old. Her birth father left when she was 4 and has never had any contact with her or me ever since. I have been married to my husband for 6 years so he has raised my dauggter with me. He is thd only dad she knows and it is her wish to be adopted.
Over the years we have kept relationship with her grandad (father of my ex husband) and he also supports the adoption. My ex husband also agreed for my daughter to change her surname so she is now with my husband's name.
We started the adoption almost 2 years ago and iur social worker is lovely. She supports the adoption but has just managed to speak my ex husband finely and he is going to contest! I have become so worried about it now. There has been no contact, no child maintenance nothing at all. My daughter even wants to go to court to speak with judge herself as she is very upset by the whole thing.
From anyone here who has experience with this....would thd judge listen to him or my daughter's wishes. I read that they consider whats best for thd child but does that include her wishes? Should we go to court as well or the report from social worker and cafcass guardian will be enough?
Sick worried now ....
Birth father contesting adoption ...advice pls
nialopes · 21/02/2017 23:15
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