I would like to get full guardianship of my son. His father and I were not married and he hardly if not never helps with finances when it comes to the child. I am about to start traveling in and out of South Africa due to work and was advised by a social worker to register my parents as foster parents. I think gaining full guardianship will make looking after my son much easier as i will be able to look after my son without obstacles. As is I can not travel with my son without getting his father’s consent and yet he hasn’t been to see him in a while and hasn’t helped with this months expenses Can I gain full guardianship?
-my son is 13 months old.
-his father has only assisted with 2 months payment of those 13mnths
– the months he payed were not paid on time
-I currently have no income for the time being as I wait for my work permit to be processed for my next job
-the father has decided not to contribute for the current month (without communication)
– I have previously taken the father to a social worker to assist in giving us common ground
-the father has not come to see his son in two months