My stepsister has let me have my niece due to unsuitable living styles and environment that she lives in. My nieces father has not tried to find her or make any kind of contact with her for the last year and a half. I don't even know if he realizes she is not with her mother. My husband and myself would like custody of her so we can provide her our insurance and have the knowledge that her mother can not take her if she can't provide a safe and adequate home.
Child custody involves decisions about who will be responsible for a child, including parental rights, for both married and unmarried parents, and adoptions.