My name is Bobbie Jo and I am deaf myself. I had adorable nephew who came to the world march 16,2007 he now is 3 months old and he's in foster home. There are so many special things about him. He is deaf in one ear and hearing in other ear, he changed my life. Everyday I wake up and I wish I could be a aunt to him but he is not by my side anymore.

My nephew has a young parent. My brother who is 17 and his girlfriend who is 15. We have been on the case with Children & Youth. My mother, my brother, his girlfriend, and myself living in a town house (low-income) where we live has a drug issue around the park. Children youth already label my mom as a crack head, and my brother as a abusive.
They removed the baby from our home when he was 1 month old. During these 1 month term. The baby's mother wasn't a mother to him, she missed his doctors appointments. My brother and his girlfriend fights a lot. It makes me feel like they can't be there for the baby

My brother has been in a lot of trouble lately, and now he is in juniville prison. The mother of the baby still lives in my mother's house.

I found a house for myself and will be roomating with 2 other girls. My house is half double, has 5 bedroom, seems safe place for my nephew. I will be moving out on July 1, 2007.


I had asked children & youth if I could take custody of my nephew they had replied that the law says must be age of 21 to have custody of my nephew. I want to know if it is true by the law that you have to be 21 to take custody of your own nephew.

I just know by my heart that I can provide a better care for him, more loving for him, and to expose him, his deaf culture ( sign language as communication), sent him to school when he gets older, show up doctors appointment, give him a good home.

My brother will never be a man, be a father. His girlfriend will never be a mother, she thinks of my brother number 1 than her son. The mother had shown no action of looking for place, or trying to get her son back none of this.

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME FILL ME IN. TELL ME WHAT I SHOULD DO. TELL ME IF ITS TRUE THAT I HAVE TO BE 21 TO HAVE CUSTODY OF MY OWN NEPHEW.
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