My question involves adoption law for the State of: Missouri
NOTE: I am the step-mother, posting on the Biological Father's behalf (he hates computers).
The biological father just received (in January) sole physical custody after being previously rewarded sole legal custody. Biological mother is only allowed supervised visits, at the discretion of the father, and only if she remains sober and in stable housing.
The biological mother was arrested this past weekend, although not yet convicted, I am asking for when she IS convicted and sentenced... okay...
The bio-mom was arrested and received a Felony D charge of possession (less than 35 grams of marijuana). She also received a Felony A charge of trafficking (she was caught with a friend and with 135 grams of methamphetamine and $2,000 cash).
On top of it all, she was on a 24-month "supervised" probation (which has now been violated) following a recent conviction of aiding and abetting (assisting her convicted rapist boyfriend in escaping jail during a furlough release doctor's visit last year).
NOTE: We are supposed to receieve $70 per month child support. She pays about $20 every 3 months just to stay out of trouble (as she is facing an additional Felony D charge for non-support - she has 5 other children in other families, although non of them have been adopted by the families that raised them). She does not call the child, she does not exercise her visitation rights with the child.
When this charge goes through, is it enough to prove her unfit? I want to adopt my step-daughter, but I know that it's a hard hill to climb.
Thanks for the help!