Actually it does matter. Biology that is. Statute requires that the child be palced in the least restrictive environment and family be considered:
Originally Posted by Proserpina
Then look at 361.2 and 362.7.
A case plan prepared as required by Section 706.5 shall be submitted to the court. It shall either be attached to the social study or incorporated as a separate section within the social study. The case plan shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:
(c) A description of the type of home or institution in which the minor is to be placed, including a discussion of the safety and appropriateness of the placement. An appropriate placement is a placement in the least restrictive, most family-like environment, in closest proximity to the minor's home, that meets the minor's best interests and special needs.
It is possible that she could get custody. She would need to step forward and ask that her home be evaluated and complete a homestudy and background check and also start visits with the child. If she got custody then mom's rights may not have to be terminated. However if mom's rights were terminated then the likelihood of her adopting would be slim.
Parents should remember 3 things: Love your kids more than you hate your ex; when you have children the relationship with the other parent is until death; your children determine what type of nursing home you end up in.
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