Im the grandma in this situation...my son (18yr old) has a child with a girl (17) and they are no longer together. The girl has stayed in and out of trouble since having the baby. Her grandmother is currently taking care of the child. It has taken a littke bit but my son has gotten himself straight in order to get his kid back. We have spojen with the dss caseworker and for some reason i feel as though he isnt telling me everything that i need to know. Can you tell me exactly what our rights are. Someone told me that after a years time that we can go and take him since he did not lose custody.
If DSS is involved, you cannot just take the child. You need to go to court and seek a return. Contact DSS and see what they still need to return the child to your son. Until a court has declared him the father, he may not have any rights yet. Since they were not married, he is merely a suspected father. he needs to do a voluntary declaration of parentage, or be ordered as the father by a court. Until then, he has little to no rights anyway.
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