My sis is in the process of moving to NM. She decided to leave her child who is 2 almost 3 behind until she found a place to stay. By the way it is a 36 hour drive to where she is now. This was a week ago. She now can't decide whether to fly in to get her DD or drive the 36 hours. She has said that she will be here by Thursday this week at the latest. If she doesn't show up to pick up my niece on time do I have the right to call DCF and call this abandonment. I love my niece but my sis has had a hard time BEING a PARENT since she was born. I don't have a problem calling DCF but don't know at what point it is abandonment. This is causing a huge upheaval in my life as well as my mom's b/c we are currently sharing custody of her so that each of us can work while we have her. Don't get me wrong we love her but this entire situation is absurd and I can't fathom doing this to my own child. What would you do?Answer Question
I would at least wait two weeks. Things happen don't give up on her so quick. Anyway why would you call DCF? They probably would just take her and put her in a foster home. You really want that for your niece? Why not just go to court to keep her if that would happen?
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Answer by jbirchard at 9:49 PM on Feb. 15, 2009
I don't think you need to call dcf, just need to petition the courts.
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