It's complicated... Your input on whether I'm right or wrong is appreciated. I'll do my best to keep the story brief.
So my Cousin (N) had a daughter and left her for drugs when her daughter was 18 mo. N's mother (L) got custody and is raising her. N now has a son who's 2yrs. old, she dropped him off at the sitter's a month ago and never came back. (That's the same way she left her daughter 7yrs ago) L cannot take care of him, his fathers family won't help and wants to turn him over to the system. I can't let that happen, I told L that I would take him on one condition; L must file for custody and then sign him over to me. My state is VERY pro-mother and refused to take N's first child away. The only way L got custody is because N got tired of coming to court and just signed all her rights over. I only want this so I can ensure he has a loving stable home life and she doesn't decided a few months from now she misses him and wants him back. I don't want him to go through all the torture I saw her first child go through.