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i am so sorry to see you and your son are having this issue with his father. unfortunately there are lots of cases like this these days. i am preparing a response for you, but need to be sure i am answering the question that you need answered. if i understand what you are asking, you want the statute regarding involuntary termination of parental rights in the state of illinois is hat correct?
yes that is correct, you would need to have someone willing to adopt the child before the court would consider terminating his parental rights.
in general his lack of interest would not render him unfit provided he otherwise provides fir the child's financial needs. however, you have grounds for a contempt action against him for not providing the items he is required to provide under the order which had he provided them may be a basis for an increase in child support.
you can seek to send him such a letter, but as you know under the statute in Illinois there must be another party intending the adopt the child before the court will grant a termination
it would always be to your advantage to try and resolve the matter prior to court. however you have to weigh that with the likelihood of success. that i cannot answer for you. if you feel it would not be likely to succeed you would not be looked upon unfavorably by the court. the key to the adoption would be you and your BF being married as it will show stability and an intention to remain a part of the child's life
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