My question involves adoption law for the State of: I am from Virginia and my daughter is 14years old. Her dad has a obligated child support order that he does not follow. And he has no visitation or honestly no dealings with my daughter. We are back and forth to court for these child support issues and he is back and forth in jail because he refuses to take care of my daughter. I am getting married in August and myself and my finance have been parents to my daughter for 13years. He has taken responsibilty for my daughter since she was 2years old. I would like for him to adopt her not only because she adores him as a father but he is the one who takes care of her not only financially but emtionally as well. My problem is I have asked my daughter's dad to sign over his rights to our daughter but he simply refuses to. I don't want to have go through alot of changes to get her adopted. He has no custody. Myself and an paternal aunt share custody of my daughter with me having sole custody. My aunt has no problem relequenshing her custody of my daughter. My questiion is how hard would it be for my finance to adopt my daughter? I need him to adopt her not only because he loves her but because he needs her in his life. He provides everything for her that her dad doesn't.