A father that is no longer in the picture
by Mariana Cruz
(Miami, Fl, US)
I am a mother to a beautiful 15 month old baby girl that the father is unfortunately no longer in the picture. After finding out that Briana's father is addicted to cocaine and had stolen money from me; as-well after finding out that while I was working he would take Briana with him to buy drugs and he would use it while taking care of her I broke up with him. I told him that he could still be in Briana's life but he chose to not be involve physically and financially.
Briana's father is not in the Birth Certificate making me 100% custodial parent. I've haven't pursued child support because I am afraid that he would get some rights over her and ultimately harming my daughter. My question is if I should pursue child support or just completely forgetting he exist and continue supporting and raising my daughter by myself as I have been doing since she's been 3 months.