I have had a child 85% of the time since he was 7 months old. Both his parents are now incarceated. His mom came and got him on a Sunday afternoon & was arrested on that following Wednesday. He ended up in Foster Care because of all this. A lot of underhanded stuff happened. His sister(s) made allegations the same day she was arrested of being molested. The mother always called me aunt. But because of no blood between us I guess her grandparents who are up in age have him & his sister at this time.
I have no way of seeing this child that I have raised the majority of his life. Even being placed with me through DSS CPS in Oct 2017 till they reunited him with his mother. He remained with me for approximately 6 weeks after she was allowed to get him back. She got him back the end of April 2018 I believe. She committed more crimes in July 2018 and was arrested again on July 25 I believe. He was placed with his grandparents who DSS CPS removed him & his sister and placed them in Foster Care. They are now in the custody of their greatgrandparents. Their grandparents can see them everyday but I can't see him unless I get permission from DSSCPS as well as the father of the little girl.
First of all, attorneys cannot solicit business on this forum. Secondly, were you in contact with DSS or did you take part in the juvenile hearings when the child was placed with the grandparents? In any event, there is a case that just came down from the NC Court of Appeals re standing and the date you last had custody of the child will be important. I am not certain whether not having a custodial relationship after April 2018 will cost you standing, but it is possible. You should call around and consult with a local attorney or two if you think you want to pursue this matter.
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