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Hi! I'm Heather. I've been a practicing attorney for the last 15 years, and I'd be happy to assist you for informational and educational purposes.
I have defended quite a few cases like this against natural parents who want to fight for their parental rights. It will probably be an uphill battle. If your child is not with you right now, you need to do things that a noncustodial parent would do, like sending money for child support (even if not court ordered) and sending presents and cards for the child. You should try to make contact with the child through letters and phone calls. But, cases like this are really hard without a great attorney in your corner. Does that make sense?