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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
CPS is unfortunately not likely to release your children until they're confident that they're safe in your home. You may have to promise not leave your children in your girlfriend's care again or even not to spend time with her at all (and definitely not to take them to the mother's house). CPS may want you to do drug testing or drug and alcohol education courses before returning the children to you. They'll probably do home visits to see what type of situation the kids are living in. They'll probably want to investigate the prostitution charges to make sure there aren't strange men coming in and out of the house at all hours. Those things can all take time. They may want to see how the criminal charges are resolved before returning the children.
I'm sorry to say, there's no way I can promise that they'd allow the kids to remain living with you until the case against you is resolved. A family law attorney who could argue your case to CPS on your behalf may help you increase those chances.
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