With regard to your post:
ACS took my daughter from me 5 months ago she is 9 months old now. I have completed all the programs they asked me to do which was very difficult to do being that I have went 5 days a week for 4 months. I am still seeing a psyciatrist, therapist and going to relapse prevention classes and submitting to random drug tests. I go back to court in a week. I have a 1089 permanency plan hearing. The plan is to return to parent. I did test positive for pcp in June that was it. Will the judge give me my daughter back? ...yes well they took her from me with no reason but that someone called acs on me.
It would not be unheard of for the judge to not give you your daughter at this point. This is because you ingested illegal drugs, and doing so when you were trying to get your daughter back. The judge may perceive it that even when you have great incentive to stay clean, you were not strong enough to...which may lead him to believe that once the major incentive of getting your daughter back is gone, you will be even more inclined to fall off the sobriety ladder, and this time possibly hurting your baby.
To give yourself the strongest chance of convincing him, perhaps show that when you fell of the wagon, your increased your therapy, or NA meetings, went to AA everyday (or the equivalent), continued or found a stable job (so you can support your child sufficiently), and of course followed all programs. You really want to show that whatever caused you to illegally do drugs 2 months ago, is no longer a threat...and that you have your life together to take care of that precious baby and start to put her first above all else.
If you don't succeed next week, don't be terribly surprised, but know that it would only be because they don't want to take chances with your daughter's life, which I am sure you are grateful for. They can't read the future, so they can only look at that past to try to predict the chances of relapse. But what is good is that you can CREATE the past that they will look at later, when reconsidering at the next hearing! So, if you not only follow their minimum requirements, stay clean, stay at a decent job (to help show stability), and then demonstrate how important you believe your sobriety is (ergo, go to EXTRA meetings of AA/NA or whatever is local.....you will likely be able to get her back, while she is still so young she will never even remember that she was "in the system."
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