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Hi I need advice on how to get custody of my niece. She called me the other night saying the police were at her dads house and they searched the house and found drug stuff, she was in the house when this happened. They arrested her dad and her mom picked her up when I finally got ahold of her. So at this time she is safe but my sister dose not want her, she wants to transfer custody to my wife and I. Dose She have the legal right and will we have issues with the dad or will that be sufficient to find him unfit?

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