Q: Custody for 9 year old little boy , I've been taken care of for 7 months now
My Husband & I have Been taking care of my cousins 9 year old for almost 7 months. The father just recently got released from jail after nearly 4 years. He has seen the child 1 time since His release date. The mother is willing to sign her rights over to my husband and I. Is she able to do so wo the child being taken from us and given to the father. He refuses to sign over his rights to my husband.
The mother states she can't handle the child & the father says he can't take care of him through out the week but doesn't bother making contact with him. He's required by court order to have supervised visitation through a program but has failed to set anything since he's been out ( almost 3 months ). He's paying child support to the mither . we have had no help from either 2 since December 19th 2015. I have no idea on what to do. I don't want to continue raising this child for them to just rip him away from us when they feel parent worthy & I can't continue to let them walk in and out of l
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