Q: OCS hasn't taken custody from me yet,but are going to. currently my mother has temp guardianship but ocs says that she
Is not a good match because she has had ocs calls on my younger brother. Any past cases have been closed and have been for several years with her so can I give full custody to my mom without OCS approval
A: Your question is a good one, but there's no way to assess whether your mother would be a suitable placement based on the number of years since prior calls. It depends on what the prior calls were about, and whether OCS determined she had committed abuse or neglect, and what type. Also critical is what she has done since then to remedy any problems that OCS determined were valid. You can certainly sign a consent to guardianship and get your mother to ask the guardianship court to review all the OCS information and decide whether a long-term guardianship is appropriate. A court ruling like that might give OCS the reassurance they need.
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