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Generally, the first step would be to hire an experienced local child custody attorney and to have this attorney help your friend file a Petition to Establish Paternity, in the family court that is local to where the baby is residing now.
Once the petition is filed, then the court will order a paternity test and if the baby turns out to be your friend's biological child, then you friend would be able to pursue petition for child custody / visitation.
You can find an experienced and skilled local child custody law attorney by using this established and reputable attorney information / referral websites:
www.lexmundi.comwww.martindale.comwww.lawyers.comwww.legalmatch.comWhen, choosing a local attorney to represent you, it would be a good idea to choose someone who has a practice exclusively dedicated to child custody law, has at least 10 years of experience and handled similar matters and also regularly practices before the court located in the jurisdiction where your matter might be heard.I wish you the best of luck!