I Ask My Great-nephew To Live With Me.A little over a year and half ago my niece was experiencing some emotional as well as addictions issues. I went to her one night and said hey your kids need a temporary place while you deal with your issues. Long story short next day she signed the soon to be 3yo over to me using papers from the library. We both thought this was temporary.
Over the next several months the niece did her own thing and randomly would see Little B. After 6 mos, I decided to pursue legal custody and after hiring and firing of attys and etc. I finally got my day in court. The judge seen fit to give me 100% legal guardianship of Little B and his mom got 4 hrs supervised visitation a week. She ask the judge for me to be the supervisor. She ask the judge for a follow up in 30 days and he basically said when that apt came up that things were said and done not to come back unless she had an atty, and she was ordered to do drug screenings and he told her to make sure she did the visitations. Honestly I liked it better when we never heard from her.
Its been a little over 6 months now and the mom has done her visitations. Little B has two other siblings that looks like they will be placed in placements as well. The oldest is with her grandparents (1.5yrs+ now) and the other sounds like Child Protective Services will be getting involved with.
It breaks my heart I cant help the other boy but I dont have the support for him I do with the little one. My life has done a 100% change, I am not complaining, most of it for the better.
I suggest if you can help a child you do it. They are the closest thing to God you can get. not saying its not a challenge.