In Indiana courts can grant grandparents visitation rights if:
1) The grandchild’s parent is dead;
2) The marriage
of the grandchild’s parents ended in divorce
3) The child was born outside of marriage.
If those factors are met and the court determine that it is in the child's best interest, which based on your facts and the contact you had with the child this is obvious, then you can get visitation.
To get this you will have to file a Petition for Grandparent's Visitation and you really should hire a lawyer to assist you because the procedures must be followed to the letter.
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