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Are the parents willing to give you residency? Do you wish to raise the child as your own?
If you do not wish to be granted residency to raise the child what are you looking for?
If the child is to be put up for adoption then you all lose access.
The family court should seek a family report before making a decision. If the other extended family do not get involved the court will assume you do not care and if the adoption is decided to be the best option you will all lose access to the child.
If you wish to be involved and oppose the parents application you have to make your application and seek orders where the child is not placed for adoption. This is your only option.
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The judge will not pay any attention to them unless they are part of a parties evidence. They will not give them any weight.
If a party in the application is prepared to make them part of their evidence then the court will read them and give them some weight.
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In a court case there are parties, the people that are going before the court.
The court only looks at what evidence they put to the court in the form of an affidavit.
You can apply to be joined to the proceedings as a third party.
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