A woman and her baby have come into our lives and it keeps getting more complicated. My wife was teaching an arobic class at church for some women in rehab. One was pregnant. I could tell we were going to get involved from the start. After baby was born mom had to serve time and asked if we would help watch baby. We agreed. Grandma was going to watch him most of the time but we would help as needed. Grandma ended up watching him 2-3 days and we would have 2-3 weeks. Babies mom has been out a couple of months and we still took him every once in a while to give her a break. The babies dad is out of the picture, he went back to his wife and kids. This weekend mom went back to the pokey and we have him again. We do not know how long she has to serve. Court date is a month out.
Thats a little background here is the question. I have no legal right to have this child. Basically I am a baby sitter for Grandma but will have him most of the time. Should I try to get temporary guardianship or something? I am not sure if or what kind of trouble could arise. I know who would be keeping him if we didn't and he will be much better off with us. I am in my 40's and do not want to adopt or try to take permanant custody. I just don't want DHS to show up one day and take him.
What say you FOO?