my granddaughter was reported to texas cps and eventually adopted to an aunt (sister of the father) the father was incarcerated for credit card fraud ,but is now back home and doing excellent. the aunt has given the child away to an individual that is unrelated. is this legal or can other immediate family members pursue the custody of this child with success?
This needs to be reported to CPS immediately. A child cannot simply be "given away" to another person without a Court sanctioning such conduct. I recognize that it happens all the time, but it is not supposed to be happening. So this needs to be reported asap.
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No one can answer this without first reviewing the court orders about the child. The CPS case may be open or closed, the adoption may be legal, conservatorship only, or informal, there may be lots of options or none.
Hire a lawyer to review the case and advise.
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