Question #1: What, if any, rights does the grandmother have? Can she legally adopt him? (if the mother agreed, for example.) And if the mother still wanted custody, could the grandmother take legal action against her?
The other boy's parents have been dead since he was a baby. He's lived in several foster homes. For the past ten years, he's lived in New York state with various families. The family he's living with currently has to move to Oregon, but he doesn't want to leave Boy Character 1. He's decided to confront Boy Character 1 and tell him he's in love with him. If Boy Character 1 returns the feeling, Boy Character 2 will stay.
Question #2: Could he switch to another family in New York? Or would he have to stay with, I don't know, social services? Ultimately, I want him to stay in New York. How do I do this legally?
I thank anyone who offers information in advance.