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To answer your question directly, yes, CPS would likely assist you in gaining custody.
CPS is there to investigate and ultimately answer one question: if the children are in physical or emotional danger if left with the children.
Typically, drug use, especially in pregnancy, is a reason for CPS to become involved and take action.
I'm sick just thinking what these girls went through
However, that information will be presented to a judge, who will make the determination of whether the danger is sufficient to warrant removing the child from the home.
Judge gave them back to her last year
There is more evidence now, since she's back on drugs.
The specifics matter a great deal, that is, how the drugs are impacting her life and her ability to care for the children.
Her mom even text my son the night before and said she's going to call cps if we don't come and get them
Judges are usually more willing to remove the children if they have a family member to live with, since it is much less traumatic for the children.
They will be living with dad and myself. Grandma
Judges can also remove them temporarily and give the parents to address whatever issues they may have, like rehab.
The one things you can do is start keeping a list or diary of everything she's done that endangers the children, either physically or emotionally.
We tried an intervention a few weeks ago but she said she not on anyhin
If you want to make a report, you can do it here.
It may not have, but if her parental rights are interrupted, that may get her attention.
well I told her a few times she keeps this up I will call the police that has warrants Out on her and I will fight to keep the girls, so she really knows what's going to happen.
At some point, you may have to take that step, especially if she's endangering the children.
Yes .. We will be calling cps in the morning.
I know that is a difficult step, but you have to do what you think is best for the children.
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