Does a grandparent have a legal right to adopt their grandchild?

Answer yes and no if the parents give you permission then yes but if they passed away with no mill depending on how old the child is it would depend. it would also depend on whats best for the child

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Can a grandparent get coustody of their 16-year-old grandchild if the child wants to live with the grandparent and does the child have the right to move out of the parents' home?

Answer A 16-year-old cannot leave home without parental consent. If they do and the parents call the police (and I'm assuming they would) then the police will pick the child up and return him/her ... Read More »

What are the proceedings for a grandparent to adopt grandchild?

In Jefferson County NY, for an uncontested step-parent adoption, I was quoted $1500 + the $150 fee for the home study. Relatively cheap compared to what I've researched in other states. Good luck!

How can a grandparent give up custody of their teenage grandchild?

Answer If legal custody has been established by court order, the grandparent(s) should file a Petition For Relinquishment in the Juvenile Court of the county or city of residence. Some states requ... Read More »

Can a grandparent take their grandchild out of state with only the mothers permission even she shares joint custody with the child's father?

No. The father must be informed and given the opportunity to object.