My daughter was born in 2005 and she is now 17 months old. Her biological father was in jail when she was born and has never seen her. I talked to him once after he got out and he said she wasnt his. Then I talked to him again when he wasnt trying to get back with me...and we argued and finally he said if he couldnt have me then he didnt want nothing to do with either of us because he wasnt going to deal with my bf being in our lives! So...its been almost over a year since i have heard anything. And my question is...I dont know if I ever put his name on the birth certificate papers....but I know that he didnt sign them....I may still have put his name on them though..i cant remeber. But I want my fiancee to adopt her but I am scared he will fight for his rights when I take him to court just to be an ass! He beat me in the past and has 2 other children that he hasnt raised and does drugs..I dont want him around my daughter...for no reason. I am scared he will fight me and they will give him his rights if he goes through rehabilitation etc. What I want to know is if he didnt sign the birthcertificate then can I just say james is the father and put him on the birth certificate? And...if not..how can I go about getting her adopted by him without taking the biological father to court. Someone said something about posting it in 2 news papers around his hometown...and if he didnt respond in 90 days..it was lagit? I need some adivce?