LADY LAWYER : Hi Charlottee,
LADY LAWYER : CPS is a government-created agency and it has very little checks and balances throughout the organization. It is basically self-regulated. And because of this, the agency and its employees simply do what they feel like with children and families because, well, there's really no one else to tell them they can't.
LADY LAWYER : The only way to challenge an action or the decision of CPS is to file a petition in court asking for relief.
LADY LAWYER : So if CPS is dragging their feet, you would need to file an Emergency Petition asking for Temporary Custody of the baby. Based on the fact that you have all your daughters other children, there should be no reason that the court would not allow you to have this child too.
LADY LAWYER : The best way to file your Petition is to hire an attorney. But if you cannot afford one, you will have to write your own Petition and file it at the County Courthouse in the County where your daughter resides and where the CPS case is ongoing.
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