I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what my rights are as an older sibling who wants to adobt my younger brother, who is 16 and my younger sister, who is 13.

My mother who is their primary care giver is unable to manage her finances or personal life and because of it my brother and sister suffer. They have told me that they are not happy where they are at but the alternative of living with our father is not appealing because of his girlfriend and living situation. My father is willing to sign off on adoption papers for me to take them in but my mother is extremely unreasonable, and I feel I would have to take her to court and fight her for them. Currently she is not allowing the kids to see or speak to me.

If anyone has any idea if I can do anything about this situation I would greatly appreciate the advise.