My question involves adoption law for the State of: Florida
My situation is that my husband wants to adopt my 17 year old daughter. I filed the papers in court for step parent adoption and her biological father that is incarcerated and awaiting trial for the 7 yr sexual battery of our oldest daughter(12-19 yrs old). I recieved notice that the biological father is fighting the adoption. He has been in jail since mid 2009, and trial just was contunued until after September 2010 for the third time. As you can imagine my 17 year old does not want to be related or assoicated with her biological father. She did not want to wait for her 18th birthday for an adult adoption. She wants his name off of her as soon as possible. He has not paid any child support since my marriage to my current husband in late 2008. He also has not paid for either daughters medical insurance as ordered in the MSA. My husband now has a Hearing Before General Magistrate that he has to go to based on the ex husbands wanting to challenge the adoption. The ex husband stated that my husband has been in a custody case in regards to my 17 yr old before which is not true, and he states that there is a child support order in effect in Florida which is also not true. In addition he is asking the court to provide him with legal respresentation stating he has no access to a legal law library, which is a lie, the jail that he resides in even allows inmates to check out law books.
What can we do to win my daughter her freedom from this monster? Please help!