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I was going to give birth in Montana but am currently at my moms in Wyoming. I have not had any charges against me that I am aware of and I have not talked to anyone from CPS. This is all just getting started and I left Montana and came to my moms where I have the support of my family because I am alone in Montana. I will probably give birth here in Wyoming.
I was honest because I believe it is good to be honest and I want to have the right care for my baby so she is ok. Yes my mom knows everything and is willing to take custody if need be.
Lori,Thank you for your follow-up. The problem here are that the mid-wives are legally required to report admitted drug use as that could be considered abuse of the child. This is likely why CPS is potentially going to get involved. However in your case it appears that you have some legitimate benefits and options available to you--if your mother is willing to step in and to obtain temporary guardianship, then should CPS get involved ask your mother to do just that. Then, if you can demonstrate to the courts that you have remained clean, helped care for the child, potentially worked and provided child support while your mother is caring for her, at some point down the line you would be able to file and request that custodial rights be transferred over to you. YOu are not in a situation where the child will be taken to a foster family unless your mother herself is somehow unfit, so here working on bettering yourself is the best option you have going forward in obtaining rights back to your child as time goes on.Good luck.
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