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dxl504
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how long before child is considered abandon?
      06/25/04 12:57 PM

I cannot find out how long one parent needs to be away from a child before it is considered abandonment. My grandson has lived with me and his father with the child's mom popping in and out every few weeks for a day or so. She is off running around getting drunk with her friends just having fun. Occasionally, her mother does watch him. ONly thing is she has a drug addition to pain killers and has been in rehab. My grandson in her care twice almost choked to death and has been outside wondering around unsupervised. I caught him twice while I was coming to get him after work. Which tells me how many times does it happen when I am not there. He almost got hit by a car right in front of me a few weeks ago and since then my son has not allowed him over there. The mom has told my son she is moving on and she wants to come get my grandson for the weekend. He really doesn't even know her except for the fact he knows to call her mom and she plays with him for a few minutes before she walks out of the door for a few days to weeks. Her step dad is an attorney so her legal fees are free only he doesn't specialize in custody. I keep hearing dads don't get kids, mothers do no matter what, my grandson will end up dead inside of a month if left at this home with the grandmother while the mom runs around. She is coming to get him for the weekend, which is a first because she always just came here and stayed when she saw him. I am very afraid because I know she will never spend the weekend at home and her mom will have him. My son needs to get custody because I am afraid she will take him and not return. I would like to use child abandonment but don't know how long the mom has to be away.

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* how long before child is considered abandon? dxl504 06/25/04 12:57 PM
. * * Re: how long before child is considered abandon? Eric   06/25/04 01:33 PM
. * * Re: how long before child is considered abandon? sueotey   06/25/04 03:23 PM
. * * Re: how long before child is considered abandon? dxl504   06/25/04 03:49 PM
. * * Re: how long before child is considered abandon? Shyrider   06/25/04 09:13 PM
. * * Re: how long before child is considered abandon? fay3val3ntin3   06/28/04 08:09 PM
. * * Re: how long before child is considered abandon? Helpless   06/25/04 04:53 PM
. * * Re: how long before child is considered abandon? dxl504   06/29/04 08:17 PM
. * * Re: how long before child is considered abandon? sueotey   06/25/04 01:02 PM

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