No custody order.
There is a support order.
A: David's Answer: Yes - you can terminate his parental rights in the context of an adoption case so long as you satisfy grounds of legal abandonment. This basically means that for at least a 6-month period prior to the filing of the adoption case, the biological father has not had significant contact with the child. If the answer is yes, then I say proceed with the step-parent adoption case. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Custody lawyer for a full assessment. -- David Bliven, Bronx Child Custody attorney (www.blivenlaw.net)