Q: How do we get children back after grandparents adoption we were not aware of? Grandma always said it was a guardianship.
My husband's mother has a grandparents adoption his mother asked him to sign a "guardianship" for both boys so that she could care for them while he was medically incapacitated. *now at this time my husband was a single dad, the mom of both boys terminated her parental rights to not have to pay child support and left the state* after the hospital stay my husband moved in with his mom and raised the boys as his own, as their dad and with her as grandma. He made the decisions.
A year later we were dating, 6 months later we were married and my husband moved in. The time came for the boys to move in with us. We got a bedroom ready, clothes, toys*I have a10yrold* and his mom flipped. Said the boys were hers, told my husband he'd never see them again. It's been a year now, she wont listen. He hasn't seen the boys for a year. They miss him so much. She moved 400 miles away. No phone calls either
A: Your husband needs to obtain the services of an attorney to consider suing for custody. It's not clear whether the "guardianship" paper he signed pertained to a court adoption petition or simply was a relatively meaningless piece of paper.
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