February 27th, 2012

Non-Violent Felon on Parole, Child Custody

Setting: Modern-day New York, centralized in New York City (Manhattan); fandom is White Collar, if it helps
Searched: variations of nonviolent offender, parole, felon, and child custody

My character is a man convicted of a non-violent felony, currently on a work-release parole working for the FBI as a criminal consultant. His girlfriend gave birth to their child (yes it's his, there will be mentions of paternity tests) at a hospital, gave the doctors contact information for the father's FBI handler, then took off. Neither of them have any family or living relatives.

I am trying to find a way for him to legally be taking care of the child, and I would like to avoid handwaving it away as much as possible.Collapse )