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    Nov 6, 2013, 11:11 AM
    I want to get custody of my 4 year old twin brother and sister
    My names Briana I'm 18 , I live with my mom right now as my father is incarcerated . I have half twin brother & sister through my father . Their mother is not a great mother , she has 4 kids & they are homeless . My brother & sister have never been in school or daycares . Ive been keeping them for weekends fot the past couple of months now . They love staying with me . My dad has police reports about my little brother being abused I think I can use in court . Can someone please help me I really want to get custody to change their lives before its to late .
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    Nov 6, 2013, 11:19 AM
    What state or country is in in which you are located?

    Are you employed and do you make a good income? Because in most states, an adoption like this would require a home study which, in addition to the costs and attorney fees involved, can cost a considerable amount of money.

    Where is the father?

    Have you considered simply getting written permission from the children's' parents that you keep and care for them? I believe that would be a more achievable solution.
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    Nov 6, 2013, 11:41 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by AK lawyer View Post
    What state or country is in in which you are located?

    Are you employed and do you make a good income? Because in most states, an adoption like this would require a home study which, in addition to the costs and attorney fees involved, can cost a considerable amount of money.

    Where is the father?

    Have you considered simply getting written permission from the children's' parents that you keep and care for them? I believe that would be a more achievable solution.
    Im in Pa , Im Currently not employed but my mom is willing to help me . She Wants custody but their mom doesn't like my mom... My father is a a state prison right now. I Know their mom will let me get custody because she doesn't want them because she has other kids she has to worry about . Im going to ask her but I just want to have something's to back me up
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    Nov 6, 2013, 12:05 PM
    As I say, your best bet is to get a document from the parents consenting that you have custody of the children. Be sure that it authorizes you to enroll them in school, authorize health care, etc.
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    Nov 6, 2013, 01:12 PM
    This is going to be hard. Since you don't have a job you can't really support them. But your mom is not their mom and if their mom refuses to go along, the courts may not allow it.

    I would suggest you try for temporary guardianship first, but it will be an uphill battle. If there are police reports there may be a child services case. If there is I would first approach thier case worker.

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