If you call children's services and they determine the mom can not take care of the child you can request guardianship of the child. Without having mon rights taken away there is little you can do.
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Whether grandmother likes children's services or not, if you feel the child is at risk you shuld call them. You can let them know you are interested in guardianship,
The indecent exposure would be a problem as is the probation. There is a possibility a court could place the child with foster parents rather than place the child with you. If the crimes are very old , and not determined to be a sexualk offense you might have a chance.
I would still try to get custody. It is just that you have an uphill battle. The severity of you prior acts is probably low since they are misdemeanors. You may be able to establish guardianship even with them if no one challenges. A good attorney will be invaluable in making this happen.
Where children are taken, the courts, and children's services prefer to place with a relative. You need to convince them the child is safe, and will thrive in your care.
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