Q: I cant have kids. My friend became pregnant and was going to get an abortion due to just having a baby, so I asked would she keep it for me due to my fertility problems, she stated yes a few weeks later (we lived together so it was perfect), she had him on Feb 19, 2019 spend almost a month in the NICU (came home march 4, 2019) spent maybe a week with her to breastfeed, than maybe March 11, 2019 he has been in my care, we moved out of her house April 14, 2019 and he is still with me. Can she do that?
A: Yes – if the child’s biologically yours, then the two of you have arranged for informal custody. That said, you should consider formalizing the arrangement by filing a petition for custody with the Family Court. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Custody attorney for a full assessment.