My question involves adoption law for the State of: Missouri
I have had gaurdianship of my granddaughter for around 8 1/2 years when her parents signed away their rights. I am trying to look towards the future for her and I would like to adopt her. Her mother is a recovering alcoholic and is disabled and I haven't heard anything of her father since he signed over his parental rights. Neither one has ever paid any child support and it has only been within the last couple of years that the mother has been allowed to visit her because of her drinking and even now it is maybe 2 or 3 times a month. I need to know if it is possible that I can adopt her and if it is, how likely will it be that I can. She and I want this very much as I am the only mother she has ever known.