i have had my grandson now for a year and half. his mother was ordered supervised visitation due to the abuse the child received. mom has not seen the child in a year, no call no visit nothing.. stopped paying support and now wants him back. she has done nothing to show the courts that is better nor has she followed the court orders. i want to adopt the child. do i need to request parents rights wiped. can mom get child back. what are my chances.. with all this she has another baby which has been seen with marks on his eyes, living with mold, bare wires, his bed is on floor, just bad bad place.. both parents have no job. i only seen the child 3 times but my concern and love is strong. can i get him or even court ordered visits even if parents say no.can courts grant sibling visitation.
You have no standing to seek custody of the younger child and there is no such thing as sibling visitation. If you believe the child is being abused, you probably need to contact social services. If the child is taken away, then you may be able to seek to have the child placed with you.
With respect to your grandson, you have the right to seek custody orders if you don't have them already. In order to adopt the child, you would have to have the court terminate the mother's parental rights (and the father's rights as well). This can be complicated when the parent contests the issue. You really should consider retaining an attorney if you want to pursue adoption or defend the current parenting time orders.
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There is a lot going on in this question and not quite enough information provided to fully answer it. Do you have a legal guardianship of your grandson or have you just been taking care of him in the interim? Has mom filed paperwork to try and regain custody? Are you the maternal grandmother so is this new baby your grandchild also?
Regarding the new grandchild you should call the Department of Human Services and made a child abuse allegation. If it is founded the state will open up a dependency and neglect case on the new grandchild's behalf. If you are related by blood to the child you can be considered as a placement option if the state removes the child from the home.
If you believe the baby is in danger you should call social services to investigate mother's home and the baby's current situation.
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