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I'm really sorry to hear about this! Unfortunately, you do not have any automatic legal rights to see your nieces and/or nephews. It's also not likely that were you to sue for visitation rights, that a Judge would grant them to you. Most states give grandparents the ability to sue for visitation, but do not afford aunts and uncles the same ability. If the children were in need of a parent, or guardian, it might be possible to obtain non-parent custody, but if the legal parents are involved, it's not likely. The law recognizes that parents have the right to determine who their children have relationships with, so in most cases, the courts will not force parents to let their children see other family members, even in cases like your situation.