I have a 2 and half year old sister. Her mother is working part time at KFC and she doesn't go into work half the time. Her water and electric get cut off at least every couple of months, she doesn't look after my sister like she is supposed too. She also has two other children but her son is with his father and doesn't want to come back home and her other daughter is wanting her grandparents to get custody of her. My sisters mother is just unfit and I want to know what it will take for me to get custody of her and take care of her like she should be in a house that has running water and electric like it should. I am currently 18 years old and will do what ever it takes.
Slow down and proceed with caution. It is unlikely that a court would grant custody or guarianship of such a young child to such a young adult who is not a parent unless they had been living with the child as the primary caregiver and doing a fantastic job before the court ever got involved. If you feel that your sister is truely in danger or being deprives of what she needs to grow an flourish, you may untilmately end up having to get DHS involved, but that will most likely result in her either remaining with her mother who will then regard you with deep distrust or else she will be removed and probably adopted or raised by strangers. Probably, the best thing you can do for your sister is to be there for her so that she has a safe place to go and someone to turn to hen he mother can't give her the things she needs either finacially or emotionally. Another possible option is to speak to a older adult relative you trust about persuing a possible guarienship. Ideally, this should be someone who already has an established bond with your sister.
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