I'm single and pregnant. Can I keep the father away from the baby when its born?

Question Details: I am 10 weeks pregnant and the father isn't helping at all. He is a alcoholic and abusive when he is drunk. He hasn't provided for me at all so far, and is refusing to talk to me. Before we split up he got drunk and knocked me down with a door. Is there anyway I can keep him away from my baby? I am dating someone. Is there a way from him to adopt the baby after its born without the father causing problems?

Joshua Bryant / The Bryant Firm, P.A. Answered 9 years ago | Contributor
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