I have had legal guardianship
of my Great-Grandson for the last 4+ years and looking to move forward with an adoption.
I am fit and willing to adopt my grandson. I am able to ensure his safety and meet his needs.
My granddaughter is the biological mother
and the father is unknown.
I nor my grandson has had any kind of physical contact with his mother since March of 2015 (on his birthday). And prior to this time, he had not seen her since March of 2014 (again, around his birthday)
My granddaughter does not have a "legal job" and no real means to support him nor his brother who she also does not have custody of and who currently resides with another woman that she refers to as his grandmother in the state of California.
Prior to me filing for and getting legal guardianship over my grandson, he was passed from one family member to another(several of which are known drug abusers) on her mothers side of the family because no one person wanted the responsibility of caring for him.
My grandson has said on several occasions he is afraid his mother is going to try to take him away from me and this causes him great stress. I would like to take the stress out of his life and replace it with the security of him knowing he does not have to leave his home nor the people that love and care for him
I hope someone with this Law Group can offer me information or point me in the direction to get this adoption started. I am at the point where I would like to see what my options or rights are as a custodial grandparent and how to proceed.
Thanking you in advance for any helpful information that can be offered