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Question: My babies grandfather asked to keep baby Thursday night so we could get rest. This morning I called to check on her she said she was okay and that his younger son and girl friend were gonna watch baby. I went to the hospital cause my stitches tore to my c-section. Got released called to check on baby and ask them to bring her to me. grandfather said she is not there saying she is in tucson then mexico and that I abandoned her for 48 hrs. They won't tell me where my baby is. Do I call the cops? I thought they were trying to help not take my baby.

Answer: It sounds like you recently gave birth.  If you and the child's father took the baby home from the hospital and there is no child protective services case pending that would award custody to the state, then you are the legal parent with full rights to your child.  If grandfather violated your trust and kidnapped your child, you need to call the police.  Unless you gave permission for them to take your child out of the country, the law will consider it kidnapping.

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  • My babies grandfather asked to keep baby Thursday night so we could get rest. This morning I called to check on her she said she was okay and that his younger son and girl friend were gonna watch baby. I went to the hospital cause my stitches tore to my c-section. Got released called to check on baby and ask them to bring her to me. grandfather said she is not there saying she is in tucson then mexico and that I abandoned her for 48 hrs. They won't tell me where my baby is. Do I call the cops? I thought they were trying to help not take my baby.

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