I have been helping raise my stepson since he was two. There has been some back and forth, but threenyears ago he came to stay with us for the summer and CPS was called on his mother for child neglet and abuse. We were inform not to take him back to her after that. Now three years later he has been living with us and have been doing better than he was before.
I would like to have some kind of custody of him since i am the one that takes him to the doctor and deals with his school while my husband(his dad) works. I have been told to do most things i have to have a written letter from him giving me permission to do things. On top of all that my stepson has been calling me mom. Everyone knows me as mom,but i'm nothing on paper to him.
I have tried to get my husband to go down and file the papers questing custody from his ex girlfriend of their son but he has not done. Yhen i get calls from my mother inlaw stating that his mother is looking into getting a lawyer to take him from us. I don't know what to do anymore. It is like my hands are tied and i am trying my best to protect my stepson from harm. Is there anyone that can suggest something that i have not tried yet. Any help would be greatful.