What is the law on child abandonment?

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I need to know the law in OHconcerning child abandonment. I'm currently caring for a child who has been with me for almost 6 months now with no support from his mom. She has seen him 2 times for a couple hours each time. Can I file for custody of him because of child abandonment?

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