Guardianship of Minor child

United States
August 23, 2006 6:58am CST
My husband and I are guardians of a newborn baby. We took the baby from the hospital and still have him. The mother (and baby)are a blood relative of my husbands. The birth mother is a drug abuser who was incarcerated at the time of the baby's birth. She was forced to either find a home for her baby or let it go into the system. Child Protective Services agreed to let us have total guardianship of the baby. We signed papers with CPS and our attorney and took the baby home from the hospital. The birth mother had another child 3 years earlier. The child tested positive for drugs at birth and they took the child from her. She was unable to pass a drug test for a year so she gave up her rights to the child and he has been adopted by another family member. My question is: how much right with her past does the birth mother have to come back and take the baby. She is still incarcerated, but next year, will she be able to just come and take her baby from us?
3 responses
• United States
24 Aug 06
All I know is be very careful I would hate to see you get so close of a bond with this baby and it gets taking away.
@swolecat (1278)
• United States
24 Aug 06
Usually when babies are brough home from the hospital they are givin birth rights by their parents. I suppose they could be adoted but that would still require them to recieve names. I suppose it is needed by the goverment to make sure that children are safe
• United States
23 Aug 06
I do hope you read those papers correctly. If not I would do it today. I am sure that full custody is just that. It will be hard once the mother comes from jail as you still live the same place. I would not worry to much and speak with the cps worker. You are a blessing to the baby as well as the other person who took in the other child. It is hard being adopted these days. Do You and your husband want to raise the baby as yours? Bless you