Brittany - posted on 01/15/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
my husband & i have been together 3 yrs. in this time my husband's son's biological mother has seen him only a handful of times. he is 5 now & has been calling me mama since he was 2. he does not know his bm at all. she never calls or anything & she says she doesn't want to be around me. my husband works all the time & refuses to see or speak to her therefore she must go through me. i have not seen or heard from her in idk how long. before my husband & i were married i would taken him to his aunts so his bm could see him but everytime she nevers shows up. there is no custody papers or child support in play. cps took away the bm's oldest daughter before my husband & her met because her middle daughter was killed by her ex. cps would have taken my son if my husband & his family weren't there. my husband kicked her out when he was 1 & the police wouldn't let her take him since she did not have a car job or home & still doesnt. plus she has a new bf she moves in with like every couple of months. i guess my question is what steps do we have to take to get full custody or do we have grounds to take away her parental rights so i can adopt? & do we need a lawyer? but how would she be served if she doesnt have a house? i do know she stays with her mom who has custody of the little girl even though the bm is supposed to only have supervised visitations through the court. if we can serve her there will she get in trouble with cps & can it help our case?