Looking for info/direction for my brother and his baby....
My brother who is 31 years old. Has a 6 month old baby. He and his girlfriend ( the babys mom) are living together in a home that my brother pays for. Everything is in my brothers name, because he is the one with a job and he is the one who put everything together.
Anyways here is the issue. The girlfriend ( babys mom) has 3 other kids. 2 of them she doesn't have custody of, because CPS took them away for other reasons. She has one of them with her, besides the baby she has with my brother.
My brother is wanting to break up with her and walk away from her all together because she doesn't work, doesn't clean anything, doesn't take care of the baby - nothing. She has a pill problem and takes the pills and sleeps all day and night, while my brother works, then comes home cleans the house and takes care of the baby and her 8 year old from a previous relationship.
Ok, here is where things get a little off. My brother did 14 years in prison for murder. He had no priors and no other charges before that, the murder wasnt something he planned, it was a fight that turned bad and the other person died from the injuries of the fight. My brother is a good guy. he wants his baby and knows if he stays with this girl , life won't be good for him or the baby.
He is worried that if he leaves, they won't let him have the baby because of his prior conviction for murder. He said he knows the girlfriend ( babys mom) won't fight him on taking his son because she could care less, but he is worried that if he leaves with his son that cps or someone will step in and take his baby and place the baby in foster care.
thoughts? info? facts?