My question involves adoption law for the State of: FLORIDA
My husband and I where married on January 23, 2010. He would like to adopt my 2 and half year old son. His biological father and I where together for 1 year after the child's birth. Since then he has made no financial offers for my child and saw him on and off for a few months after we broke up (where never married/seperated Octo 2008).
The biological father has not seen my son since April of 2009. Four-Five months ago (September/October) I filed a police report for verbal harassment and the biological father was instructed to not contact me any further unless by attorney to set up visitation. We have not heard from him since.
My husband has taken care of my son every day since November of 2008.
The biological father is a convicted felon on a drug charge and there is witnesses to testify about mental/verbal abuse the entire relationship.
Do we have a chance in terminating his parental rights by proving abandonement?