I am from Illinois and have 2 friends who are dealing with dead beat dads. The one friend has 2 children whos father has a history of mental illness and exposing it to his children against the mother, yet he hasnt been around in almost 2 yrs, no contact besides the mother having a police report filed against him, no support, and the children want nothing to do with him either due to the traumatic scenerios theyve witnessed. How does she go about eliminating any rights the father may have due to the situation or have would you limit the rights as much as possible? The second friend has a 6 yr old daughter who hasnt seen her father since she was less than a yr old. He has made no attempt to contact them, and a few years ago she also had a restraining order against him. The daughter has no idea what he father even looks like nor his name. She wants to know how to change the name and if possible exterminate the rights of the father due to abandonment.