So here I am out of town and I got a VM on my cell from DSS asking if difficult child and I had ever taken DNA tests for DSS. I left a few mins early to get back to hotel to return call, wondering if DSS's sudden interest after doing NOTHING on this for 1 YEAR had anything to do with bro trying to get custody or PO looking into another placement for difficult child upon his release. Nope. It was for my CS case on difficult child's father. Which now has to be closed because she hadn't even been informed that difficult child was back in Department of Juvenile Justice. Sigh. Department of Juvenile Justice files automatically on both parents, whether paternity has been established or not and they had a case on difficult child before and I paid CS then and am doing so now. If they knew to contact me this time difficult child was incarcerated, I'm sure they have a case for Department of Juvenile Justice on his father, too. So they can still get the paternity tests done, it just has to be under a different case number and of course, they will get one from me where I live but have to send one to Department of Juvenile Justice to give difficult child. Fine but it holds things up a little. IN any case, it lets me know that something did get sent to the other state and they contacted the father and he said he wasn't the father or requested a test, one or the other. It doesn't matter to me- I expected that- what I'm glad about is that they looked and found him. It will be the same dss office that went after him for many years for CS for his daughter, who is now grown. Hopefully they'll do a better job keeping up with him on this case. Now, when and if my bro catches wind of this and after paternity is esatblished (I know it will because there is no chance it could be anyone else), can the father sign over any rights to my bro? I wonder about this because a parent can sign over custody and/or give up parental rights. But can a non-custodial parent sign a kid over to someone so the other person gets some rights over the kid? My bro would gladly pay the father to do this and I'm sure the father would gladly accept. I'd never agree to it but I'm wondering if the court could do it anyway- without taking custody away from me?