My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Florida
I am the wife of a man who has full custody of his son, and I want to adopt my stepson. We have taken full care of him since he was the age of two (now 7 1/2) and he has not seen his biological mother since we picked him up for a visit and she didnt return or answer our calls for a month. In 2006 my husband was awarded full custody of his son and the biological mother didnt show up to the final court date. In the beginning of court, the Judge requested a CFI (Child facilitator Investigator) to do complete investigations of both parties in order to determine the best placement for the child. The CFI recommended that my husband would be sole custodian of him and make all decisions for him. The Judge agreed. In the report it stated that the biological mother could eventually get visitation if she could comply with the courts stipulations. She would have to complete hair folicle drug testing and parenting classes to start the process of seeing him. Since the court date, she has made no attempt to contact us or comply with the requirements. She was also ordered to pay child support (50.00 per month) and has never made a payment. We just moved to Florida from Colorado and I want to adopt my son legally. Im already his mom but I want to know should something ever happen to his dad that he could be with me. I know that if I ask her to give up her rights, she will refuse.