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I'm very sorry to hear about your situation and thank you for your patience. If your baby's mother comes back positive for drugs, then you can petition the court to modify your custody arrangement to get full custody. This means that you will need to prove that her positive drug test will inhibit her ability to be a good mother. If she is arrested, then you can use that to your advantage. Now, keep in mind that you will also need to prove that the child being with you instead of its mother will be in the best interest of the child. It is important that you keep in mind that the court is only going to be concerned with how the child is going to benefit. Therefore, if you have a job, a safe place to live, and a way to watch over the child while you are at work, then you may be granted custody, at least temporarily, until the mother’s drug issue subsides.

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