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To get full guardianship (to terminate parental rights) you will need to get local CPS (child protective services) involved in this case. What you are describing, if the parents are raising the child in a dangerous environment (and that certainly seems to be the case) CPS can engage and take custody of the child to protect the child and then seek placement for the child when the court rules that the parents are a danger to the child.
You can file for visitation with the child with the court. IF you can show that visitation with the child would be in the best interests of the child the court will grant this request. You will want to have a local attorney help you file this with the court
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ThanksI encourage you to apply for visitation. That you can do (with the help of a local attorney) and when you awarded visitation? That provides you legal rights with regard to the child.But if the goal is full custody? You need to get CPS involved
Understand...again, now would be a very good time to apply for visitation rights. A local attorney can help with this
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I am sorry to learn about this unfortunate situation.
If I understand the matter correctly:
Your post asks 2 different questions: