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My 18 yr old niece and her 16 month old daughter just moved

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My 18 yr old niece and her 16 month old daughter just moved in with my family 2 months ago. Since that time we have seen neglect by her mom and she has told me about serious neglect that she had done to my niece just prior to living with us. I am concerned because she now is moving back to the old situation with her daughter. Do I have any rights in the state of oregon to help my great niece? And she is moving to another state in just 4 days, is there anything I can do in that time to help the baby?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 11 months ago.
Hello. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be happy to answer your question.

I am very sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.

Unfortunately, since your niece is an adult and has parental right and custody of her 16 months old baby, the only thing that you can legally do is to report any child abuse of neglect to the police and state child protective services and they will investigate your reports, but unfortunately aside from reporting any child abuse or neglect to authorities there would not be any other legal rights that you would have when it comes your adult niece or her 16 months old baby.

I wish you the best of luck!
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