I have had custody of my cousin's 2 children for over 6 years now. My cousin is their father but he died in Sept. 2017. Their mother has not seen or spoken with them in over 3 years. I was granted custody when my cousin went to jail for more than a year and the court determined that their mother was not able to provide for them. Now that their father has died their Aunt has decided that she wants custody of them with plans to adopt them.
Maybe. An adoption lawyer would need more details including seeing the existing court orders. The mothers consent would make it easier.
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Most likely it is possible. None of us can give you a definitive answer without talking to you further and viewing the current custody documents. If you thing a different result would be in the children's best interest, you should discuss this situation with an adoption attorney.
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