I have a 6 yr old daughter. Her father and I are not married but her father signed her birth certificate. He left us in June 2010.
My current boyfriend is in the US and would like to adopt her as his. Do we need to get consent from her father to proceed with the adoption or consent is not necessary anymore on the grounds of abandonment from the father's end.
The father has not made contact since separation. No financial support as well.