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im a stepfather, im all she no''s as a father, my oldest has been a rebelling teen for about 2yrs, she has gotten worse, it all started when she made these new friends who does drug and alcohol, she made it clear 2 me that she was gonna do it anyway, so i have heard that many parents has let them try it at home for safety, so i let her on 3 occasions, i was scared because she already has a friend who ran away, a friend who had a child at 14, i did not want that to happen to her, after the third she decided it wasnt for her and that she will never do it again, about a month has passed she was feeling guilty so the one time her real dad wanted to see them, she tells the stepmom, because she scared of her dad, im the only dad she really no''s for 10yrs, my only screw up, i never forced her, now srs is involved, i havent been charge, its been a month ago, she is a different kid now, she doesnt want to loose me as her dad, do you have an idea whats gonna happen to me?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 8 years ago.
Could you please clarify what "srs" is? Are you saying that Child protective services is involved?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to LawNinvest's Post: yes, i am be interview tomorrow
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for your response.

Whenever a child is placed in a risk of harm to their well-being the department of social services will be involved to investigate. The purpose of the child protective services (CPS) is to determine whether you were negligent in your parenting of this child. Unfortunately your behavior in allowing her to try a controlled substance is a showing of negligent behavior. It is possible that the caseworker will remove the child from your household and place with the other parent. You also may have some criminal charges for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Alternatively it is possible for the caseworker to provide you with a case plan to reunify with the child given that you were in this child's life more than the biological father.

What you need to do now is work with the caseworker as the caseworker is now in control of what can happen to you and the child.

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