Q: can we adopt my grandson without mom’s consent.
She voluntarily gave her rights to us almost 2 years ago. Father is deceased. Before this we had temporary custody for a year. Now she wants to be mom. She is allowed to see him 4 hours a week. She never makes the effort to come. We have to take him. Now she’s threatening us for her rights back.
A: In a word, no -- unless her parental rights were terminated by an order of the Juvenile Court. In all likelyhood, she gave custody to you. She can go to the appropriate Court and ask for custody of the child
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