Hello, I have a 7 year old daughter that lives with me in India. Her father and I got a divorce 4 years ago. My daughter moved to India to stay with my parents 6.5 years back. The divorce settlement said that the status quo will be maintained as far as my daughter's residence goes. Her father lives in the USA and hasnt seen his daughter in 4 years (4 years back, he saw her for only 1 hour). My daughter does not know him at all. I have remarried and my husband wants to adopt my daughter. My ex refuses to sign adoption papers.
Is there a way to proceed with adoption without my ex-husband's consent?
My daughter is a US citizen but has lived in India for 6.5 years.
Your help is greatly appreciated.