I have been trying to get custody of my grandson, Ayden since DHR took him 4 years ago. It's a long story, as you can tell 4 years. I have been taking drugs test for DHR at least 60 in a 48 mth period. Passing and proving it by sending to labs. Last July I failed a swab test and wasn't allowed to send my resume to the state lab. And I also had a urine test that I wasn't given the results at any time. DHR, social worker took my visits and everything away illegally, I know it. I should have had that right. My grandson wants to come home with me and I want him to be with me. I love the foster parents as family,we have been for 4 years. We rely on each other for my grandson. I want my right to at least get to be his grandma and bring him home no stipulation by the.
First, I'm so sorry to hear about your situation. Second, for your own privacy, please don't use specific names on this website.
Second, if DHR is involved and the case is still in the Juvenile Court rather than the probate court, you may be able to intervene in the "Termination of Parental Rights" case pursuant to Rule 24, Ala. R. Civ. Pro. (see http://judicial.alabama.gov/docs/library/rules/cv24.pdf) and claim that you are a "viable alternative" to termination and adoption.
Third, that may not matter when it comes to getting custody back. That's a different case. So, you have 3 possible different cases: (1) the "custody" case in the JU court, (2) the "termination of parental rights (TPR)" case in the Juvenile Court and possibly (3) an adoption case in the Probate Court.
You're really going to need a child custody lawyer to help you navigate this process. We wish you and your family the best.
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