My sister lost her rights of her son due to drugs. I am his aunt who watched him every single day from 1 month until almost 3 years old and had temp custody from April 27,2018 until August 17,2018 when the court made me surrender him to his father because I did not file for full custody. They both had drugs And alcohol issues. I have filed a cps case against the father for possible abuse in the past and have a police report coming to my house drunk while my sister was at the hospital. I just want to be able to talk to my nephew. He currently resides in Colorado. And the father would let me talk to him, send me videos/pictures until he got full custody. Now that he has full custody he will not let me talk to him. The judge in the case “recommended” I get child support which I never saw a penny from which isn’t my issue. I just want to be able to talk to my nephew. I do not know the laws in aunt and uncle stuff but I want to remain in his life. Please advise me to what to do. My heart aches every single day wishing I could talk to him. His mother and father aren’t the greatest people. Please help me. I haven’t talked to my nephew since before Christmas. Please help me.
No, there is no law that gives you the right to have any contact with your nephew. In fact in 2000 the United States Supreme Court stated that parenting is a fundamental right. Parents have the right to decide who see their children.
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