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Question: I am 18 years old and my little sister (age 8) is currently in a CPS case. It looks as if my mother will lose, but the woman that wants to take my little sister is not a good woman. Is there a way that I can adopt my sister? I have a very steady job as a nanny, so I could have her with me at work. I live in a good apartment. I have all the means necessary to raise a child. Is there any way that it is possible?

Answer: If your sister is a CPS case, you may wish to contact the caseworker involved and ask what steps you need to take to adopt or  have guardianship of your sister.  The caseworker can help explain what needs to be done and how.  You can look online at  http://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Self-Service-Forms/Filing-for-Minor-Guardianship  to see what is needed for guardianship as well as adoption. You may also want to contact an attorney to see what steps need to be taken for you to care for your sister.

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  • I am 18 years old and my little sister (age 8) is currently in a CPS case. It looks as if my mother will lose, but the woman that wants to take my little sister is not a good woman. Is there a way that I can adopt my sister? I have a very steady job as a nanny, so I could have her with me at work. I live in a good apartment. I have all the means necessary to raise a child. Is there any way that it is possible?

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