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Dear JACUSTOMER - Since the child is now in NC you would have to file a motion for custody in the family law court in the county where the child is located and ask for custody based on the fact that the parents are unfit to raise the child and that it would be in the best interest of the child to reside with you rather than the aunt. This will involve you having to go to NC for court hearings so it may be best to hire a NC lawyer to handle all of the preliminary filings etc. to save you multiple trips. The best place to find a lawyer would be through the Bar in NC and I have provided their website below for your convenience. If you do not want to hire a lawyer you are permitted to act on a pro se basis but custody cases can get complicated, especially if they are in another state.