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Are the parents married or living together? Is your daughter in the picture at all?
In that case, you can file a request for reasonable visitation, as long as you can establish that it's in the best interests of the child to spend time with you. One way to do that is if you have established a relationship with them before your daughter moved away.
Here is a link to the statute. The judge can order that you get to visit the children, which could include overnight visitation.
What will happen is, you can file the request and serve a notice on each parent. The father gets an opportunity to respond. If he rejects your request, then the judge will hold a hearing.
These cases are difficult and the law is still being settled, so it could help to have a local attorney assist you.
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