A close childhood friend of mine had a baby, he is 6 days old. Dad is in jail(convicted of a felony) and Mom knows she does not have the means to take care of him(job, own home, vehicle or license). DCF is involved as of now because of Dad's situation and Mom's living arrangement. Mom is also sick and DR's want her to start chemo within this next month. She has asked me if I would be willing to take him if she signs custody over to me. Since DCF is involved do they get to decide? Can she sign custody over to me before their case is closed out? What is the process we would need to go through? We are in Connecticut.Mom failed a blood drug test while in the hospital, she was allowed to take the baby home only because she is living with her Mom right now. She is not allowed to be alone with the baby without her Mom or Dad's supervision. She goes for another drug test the 2nd week of March. Her case worker mentioned she would be able to sign rights over to either of her parents. Mom(baby's grandmother) is also sick, and the baby's Mom she does not want her to have custody. Her father works a lot and his girlfriend does not want a baby. Neither of her parents are an available option for her.
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