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I was granted permanent legal custody on Apr. 2012; any visits with the boys mother is 'at my discretion' per court order- she could see the boys on a supervised basis if I chose. I choose not to do so for the best interest of the boys, almost 5 yrs old. The mother has had no contact for a year although she has recently contacted the local law enforcement to request to see the boys.
I am wondering what the criteria is that would prove her unfit to parent and enable me to adopt. She is 25 yrs, single, no home of her own, sleeps with whomever takes her in. She has a felony, has multiple mug shots on line, fired from Hardees last April for robbing the til, now hired at Subway in Sauk Centre. Pays $139.00 child support, removed from her paycheck. Would I have any chance of adopting or would an attempt at this time be a waste of money. I am 67 yrs old, widowed, work full time, 12 hr shifts as LPN and limited income with daycare for twins, etc. She does not call to inquire of the boys or visit with them, just the recent visit to the police to ask for a visit. The officer is aware of the situation and advised me of her request.