Melissa - posted on 07/10/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
HI I am trying to find out about getting permanent custody of my nephew. My husband and I have been raising him as our own since he was 3 he will be 11 this month. We have a notarized paper where the mom signed she no longer could mentally, physically or financially take care of them dated back when we got him. His birth parents my brother and sister n law have and continue to use drugs and are in and out jail. They cant keep a job. But they want to call once in a blue moon to try and say we took there child when truly DSS was the one who took him out of the home. They keep threatening to come back and get hi, and though I have really no fear of that happening I would like to make it impossible for them to do so. He loves us and we love him and we couldnt imagine being separated. He knows who they are but he hasnt seen the mother since he was 5 and she hasnt attended a birthday party since he was 4. The Dad speaks to him maybe three or four times a year if that much. I want to protect my son from the damage they have already caused on my other nephews. They only worry about themselves and their own feelings not the welfare of their children. Any advice or help would be truly appreciated. Thank you so much and to all who read have a blessed day.