Yes, of course! You will need to file in the child's "home state" which will be either the state where the child has lived for the past 6 months, OR, the state where the last custody/visitation order was issued.
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If there are no prior orders of custody or visitation in New York, then you'll likely need to file a petition for visitation in the state where the child resides. You're best advised to keep a paper-trail of your efforts to contact and/or see the child.
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