How can I get custody or guardianship?

Does anyone know how to go about getting guardianship over children that are not biologically related to you? Two months ago we had two girls dropped off by there mother they haven’t eaten or showed in days and have been sleeping in there mother’s car. Anyways we took them in because they are like my own kids but not really related if you know what I mean… Anyways it does not look like there mother is going to get her stuff together any time soon. And we don’t want to get DFS involved because they are safe and happy living with us. We just need to find out how to go about getting a guardianship or legal custody. So we can get them into Dr’s and therapist.

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I would contact a lawyer sweetie. That’s the best option. And start documenting everything. When they see mom. Talk to her. What u buy them. Document it all

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Go to the courthouse. There is paperwork that both you and the mother would have to sign so that you can have rights over the children.

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If there mother hasn’t lost custody, then you would probably have to ask her to give you custody, and seek legal advice! Goodluck!!!

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I would think you would need the mothers permission especially if you want to keep CPS out of it.

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Have the mom sign over guardianship so you guys can take them to the doctor, school, etc. Go to an attorney after and get advice.

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You need one parents consent

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You need legal protections. She is the mother. You have no legal rights unless adjudicated by the courts

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Has the mother been back at all, or did she drop and run with no contact…
If so could that be based on child abandonment and you can go through lawyer and do it that way…

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Court and an attorney is the only way. If she hasnt had any contact with them and you dont know where she is, you can file emergency custody. Other than that, itll take a while unless mom signs them over. Either way, you need an attorney

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Will the mother give you custody? If she is willing to do so get a lawyer and get everything situated. I know you do not want child services involved, but they need services that the state will provide for them

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Court… to ask a judge if mother dose not show they give it to u … mom can give it to u also

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Get guardianship papers written up by a lawyer and the mom will have to sign it

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Depends on the state. I know in SC, it only took a letter from the mom being notarized giving me guardianship.

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Get a lawyer. It will be easier and make sure you document everything

In all honesty, I would get DFS involved. They need to know that these children were being neglected. This could also help you get legal custody of them.

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talk with the mother and a lawyer and see if she would be willing to sign guardianship over to you (my aunt signed over my 2 cousins to my grandparents, they just had to post an ad in the paper for 30 days for their fathers to have a chance to come forward but of course they didn’t) … otherwise if she isn’t willing, your only other choice would be to go through child services

Have mom sign them over to you

You have to go to court and file for legal guardianship then once you have legal guardianship you can file for custody. Save proof that you have been solely paying for them such as receipts etc. to show in court.

Contact an attorney and have him/her file for temporary emergency custody bc of the the abandonment. From there, if it is awarded, you can seek further custody through the courts. Emergency custody is usually awarded within a few days of filing, if the courts agree the circumstances warrant it.

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