What is child abandonment law in Louisiana? Posted on April 10, 2011

My 23 month step daughters mother has not seen her or tried to contact us to see her in almost a year. I recently found out (from a little facebook snooping) that she has moved to another town and changed her phone number. I would like to legally adopt my step daughter and for her mother, who has 2 other young children and obviously does not care about her, to lose her parental rights. How long is the time period before it becomes abandonment? and what are the steps i need to take to file such papers to get it going?

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