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My grandsons and his girlfriend stayed w us after she had there baby for 1year she then left and left the baby here w/ is . It has been a year since she left and now comes around saying she wants her 2year old child back.. my husband and I would like to adopt, or get full custody/guardian ship of him, is this possible

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Illinois

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Yes ... my husband and I have bout ten everything for him he needs for nothing she also climbed him on her taxes when she was gone and he was w/us the whole gime

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Bruce Schreiber
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Adoption is not possible until the parent's parental rights are terminated.The only way for you to get custody or guardianship is to be able to convince a Court that she is not a fit parent. Has your Grandson stayed with you and the baby the whole time she was gone?

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If he is against her taking the child, he needs to go to Court immediately to request sole custody. The fact that she left for a year should be sufficient grounds to get such an order, at least temporarily. His rights are, of course, superior to yours, which are extremely limited.

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