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Thank you for your question, Antonio. Please permit me to assist you this evening.
To answer directly, CPS is NOT violating any laws here. Ultimately CPS makes decisions based on what they deem as being 'in the best interest of the child'. They DO NOT have to honor the wishes of the parent especially if they see that parties are somehow unfit. They have complete power to override if the parent is deemed unfit and unable to make decisions. Now, your partner can file a motion with the courts and with CPS challenging their ruling by seeking a civil review, or even a judicial evaluation--essentially she can file for outside guardianship and challenge CPS's position. That is very much permitted because while CPS is free to disregard the positions or opinions of the parent, they themselves can likewise be challenged both internally and via the courts.