My 2 and 3 year old Grand children were abandoned by their mother four months ago then two months ago my son, their father also abandoned them and left the kids with me. No phone calls and no support whatsoever from either of them. I heard they are both someplace in California, a few people have spotted them. I'm struggling to pay for childcare to get someone to watch them while I work. I love my grandkids dearly and don't want to lose them. Can I get legal custody of them?
Your grandchildren are lucky they have you. You should file in court to have a judge make orders regarding the children. Talk with a lawyer about the best course for you to follow. For people in your situation I have file a private dependency, Guardianship or In Loco Parentis. Meet with a lawyer to find out what is the best option for you.
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