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Here is a link to the Texas Statutes regarding child abuse, neglect and termination of parental rights.
The father has not acted in a criminal manner as he left his child with you, a responsible adult.
However, you can consider bringing an action in family court to take temporary or full custody of the child based upon his extreme neglect: leaving the child with you without support and not making contact concerning whether he would return on a repetitive basis.
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