My grandchild is 16 months old. CPS gave us temporary custody of our grandchild and has been in our care for 14 of the 16 months she has been alive. My son has moved away and the mother has only seen her child twice in the last 7 months. Once on the childs birthday, the other to give us a notorized letter giving us temporary custody of her child. She is able to see her child any time she wants, it just has to be supervised. My wife and I also have a notorized letter from my son as well. Since we have had our grandchild, we have taken her off state assistance. Have not heard from CPS in 9 months. No court order was issued giving us temp custody. We just want to insure she has a stable home and environment to grow up in.
Child custody involves decisions about who will be responsible for a child, including parental rights, for both married and unmarried parents, and adoptions.
For couples with children from different relationships, adoption can be an option to legally and permanently change who has custody of a child.
by attorney Bettina Yanez