North Ridgeville, OH asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Ohio

Q: Can I get custody of two kids if the parents are unfit. Even though they are not related to me at all

The kids are close enough to me they are family and they know that. They father has no job or license same with the mother when the mother had them they are going from place to place to find a place to stay the night and the kids are covered in dirt and bed bug bites. The kids come back with diaper rashes that give them major pain and are never clean the father has major anger problems doesn’t have a job and currently lives with me but at this point not for long do to the anger problems he has.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Contact local children's services and describe the problems and that you are willing to take them in.

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