My question involves paternity law for the State of: Illinois
When my daughter was was born, my boyfriend at the time was abusive and alcoholic. He did not come to the hospital to sign the parternity affadavit. When she was 6 days old I left and took her with me because his abuse was escalating. I moved to be with family in another state about 4 hours away. I filed an order of protection at first becuase he threatened my and my family's lives, but after he calmed down for about a month I allowed limited supervised visitation at my home with my family until it became clear that he was not going to discontinue his abusive behavior or drinking, and I told him he could not see her anymore. We were out of contact for about 2 1/2 years.
She is now 3 yrs old. About 8 months ago, he contacted me and I began allowing visitation again. He had served some jail time for DUI's, if that matters at all.
There have still been no establishment of paternity or any court ordered visitation papers filed. His behavior at first seemed to be acceptable, but as time passed he started showing his personality again, becoming increasingly more violent and aggressive in conversations.
Recently he threatened to kidnap her and told me I would never see her again. During her last visit, he refused to bring her back, so two days after she was due back at my home, I went and picked her up.
I have decided that I no longer want him in her life and will be filing another restraining order, as in addition to threatening to kidnap her he also threatened myself and other members of my family with physical violence.
My current fiancee would like to adopt her. Since there is no father's name on the birth certificate, if we were to add my fiancee as her father, what would her bio father need to do if he wanted to pursue paternity and visitation?