I would like to seek your advice on my sister's dilemma. She bore a daughter, now already 3yrs old, outside wedlock. The child's surname is that of her father's because the mother allowed it (probably knowing and believing that the father can still change for the better). The child is with the custody of her mother and is receiving full financial support from her. The father, however, has no job, even before the child's birth, and is completely dependent on his family for support, but occasionally visits the child.
My mother already migrated to Canada and my sister plans to let my mom adopt the child for a chance of a better life there. However, the father will not sign the papers for permit to travel. His reason behind it is that he JUST feels that it's not yet the right time. The child is almost ready for school and we feel that time is at hand.
Is there any workaround for a situation like this? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.