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When a mother abandons a child and lets someone get guardianship

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When a mother abandons a child and lets someone get guardianship for over 2 yrs. and hasnt had any contact with the child in over 1 yr. plus she has 8 kids and has custody of none of them, can she get this child back
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Tina replied 7 years ago.

Thank you for contacting our JA team for guidance.


Please let me know what state the child is in. Also, why did someone else get guardianship?

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Indiana, they got guardianship because the mother left the child, and couldnt take care of it
Expert:  Tina replied 7 years ago.

I see. It is unlikely the mother would be able to get custody of the child, especially since there appears to be a history of being unable to care for her children. She may be granted visitation, perhaps supervised, or her rights terminated altogether if a court found that she abandoned the child.


Please let me know if you need additional information.

 

Best regards,

TK

 

 

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