i hope someone can help me with my family's problem. i have a brother who has 4 kids with a woman he did not marry. their 4 kids all carry the mother's last name. their ages are 1,3,5, and 7. The mother left my brother because he doesn't work and he used drugs.
We are all concerned with the kids because their mother left them with my brother and my brother is not taking good care of them.
is there a way wherein we (with my relatives) stand as the legal guardian of these kids? can we adopt them? what will be the process on this?
thank you so much for spending time to read this and any legal insight will be greatly appreciated.