Your Mom can go to child court and do this. BUT, why don't you just be responsible and take over the parenting duties? Why keep going out, and just dumping it all on Mom? There is a reason she is threatening this. Care to share?
She would have to take you to court. If the court awards her custody of your baby, then she can have it. Or you would have to sign guardianship to her. She can't just say she's the baby's guardian without any paper work.
No, she can't take your baby. However, if she supports you and baby, well...it may as well be so. You won't have parental authority over your child, perhaps. So stay in school, and get skills, no matter how hard it is. You probably will need your mother's help to do that, so try to stay on her good side.
You may consider adoption. I know I thought I was ready for motherhood at 16 but had a rude awakening when my sister had her baby at 15. NOBODY is well equipped to provide what a baby needs at 16. If your mom is already getting possessive, maybe the dynamics aren't ideal to raise a new person in. You would need financial stability, moral support and emotional support If you are a single mom. Plus, there are so many marred couples who would do anything to become Parents. They would honestly do a better job.
Since you say your mom is on drugs honey, is it possible to go live with your dad? What about a trusted Aunt? The courts will never give custody of your child to your addicted mother. You are young. Are you sure you want to raise this child? Have you considered calling adoption agencies for help? They can give you a stable home while you are pregnant and a better environment. Good luck to you !
yes your mom can because your underage but if she being a unfit parent theres no way she can or will have custody most likely talk to the father of the baby about staying with his family and if that doesn't work at this time looking for a job would help or a babysitting job would be perfect it will bring in money and prepare you to be a mother and try saving money up to get a place and throw a baby shower to get supplies for your child if theres any other family member that can help you threw this also thinking about online classes for school would help just until you have your baby hun if you need anything let me know like a friend, my number or someone to help you im eighteen and idk what ur going threw but my friend was going threw the same thing
Maybe she feels it's too much for you to handle. She might have grounds to since you're dependent on her and I'm assuming you're living under her roof as well. Best thing to do IMO is to show your mom that you're gonna do everything you can for the kid. If she is an unfit parent that's another story. But if her intent is to help you out then you both can work together raising the child. Good luck .
From reading your comments on mom it sounds like she's got her own issues. She can try to get custody but in order to do that she would have to prove that you and your grandparents aren't capable and she also would have to prove herself capable. I she's got a drug habit then I highly doubt you've got anything to worry about.