How do I get custody of unborn child before child protection takes baby ?
3 attorney answers
What you should do specifically, depends upon whether you are looking to be a temporary resource or an adoptive parent. I suggest you get in touch with a NY Family law attorney asap to discuss your goals and the goals of the mother and then work out a plan. Depending upon your plan, some of the things you may need to do will take time, so I strongly recommend you get on this right away. Good luck!
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Until the child is born, there is nothing you can do to "give" the child to anyone else.
Without knowing what your "issues" are (must be something going on as you're concerned CPS will be taking the child), if there is someone appropriate (best if family), you may wish to put a safety plan in place, and potentially have the 3rd party checked out by CPS before hand to help avoid the child going right into the foster care system. Do not wait until the last minute to do this.
You should speak to a local attorney who has familiarity with CPS, and the local workings of the Court and CPS.
There is no way to "sign a child over". Children are not property. Having said that, there are several ways to possibly effectuate a transfer of custody, such as an adoption or a consensual transfer of custody, however, you will need to have an attorney help you will need to involve the child's father as there will need to be some consent from him or perhaps
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