Child living with mother
in state of AZ, abandons him and child goes to NC with grandparents whom he has lived with since birth until she fled the state of NC to AZ. They left beginning of January 2010. Child was physically abused and subsjected to pornographic material and ran away. On his Birthday, April 30 2010. His mother has bags packed after he has run away and brought back by the police. She calls grandparents and says that she is fed up with him, he is bad and will place him into a home if they do not take them. She takes him to airport, drops him off and he is escorted on plane and picked up by grandparents in NC. Grandparent has joint legal/residential custody with mother with consent order from NJ 2001. This still remains until order is modified. Mother now wishes to get full custody of child in NC. Court date is scheduled for January 10.
Grandchild has lived at their residence since May 1 - present, November 1, a period of six months. Mother has blocked all calls, forbidden any contact between all (child, grandparents.
We are in process of moving from NC to GA in the next month.
Question: Which state should we petition for abandonment/custody?
NJ (where consent order originally made where natural father resides presently).
NC (where child has lived with grandparents for approximately 5 years) or
GA (where we will most likely reside within the month)?
Your prompt response is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Natalia