You could file a Petition to Establish Paternity, Timesharing, and Child Support in family court so that you can obtain time and rights to your child if there is no legal DCF case. If there is a legal DCF case, then you can ask for custody in the DCF court.
The mother of the child, no matter the mother's age, is automatically deemed as the legal guardian of the child unless there is a dependency case filed by the Department of Children and Families.
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