No, I do not know a name, just that it was a woman. I did not contact DCFS, just aware that they made a home visit on 6/28. I do know that it was not the first time DCFS has made a housecall.
I understand that I have no right to take the kids, I was wondering what next step would be if I can prove them unfit and going off leaving kids home alone (oldest is 10 and youngest is 5). Police have been notified but do not show up until after one of the parents have gotten home.
Also, if parents go to jail, do I have a right to file for emergency guardianship without their consent?
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