Edward A. Kroll, Attorney at Law | Edward A. Kroll
Unless a member of the mother's family established a parent-child relationship with the child, then there is not much they can do. To establish such a relationship, the family member would basically have had to be the child's acting parent for about 6 months. Just seeing the child and taking care of him every now and then won't suffice - the contact has to be ongoing and in-depth. If that relationship does not exist legally, then I'm afraid there is nothing really to be done.
Answer Applies to: Oregon