I have a 12 year old girl that I would like adopted by my husband. There is no father on the birth certificate. I haven't seen him since the day I came home from the hospital. He has made no attempt to pay support or get a hold of me. I have no idea how to get a hold of him. I am pretty sure that he doesn't live in this state anymore. How do I go about this so that it is legal? So he can't come back and bite me in the years to come.