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Hi, I'm Heather, an attorney with 15 years experience and I'll be assisting for informational purposes.
This is a very nice story and I am very happy to be assisting you tonight; however, I wasn't quite clear what your question was. Would you be able to clarify?
I do not think you are at legal risk, per se, but the right thing to do is to make a report to CPS. This child is clearly neglected and the state should be notified.
However, you should inform CPS that you would like to be the guardian/foster parent. If they will not cooperate (and it's entirely possible that the child is removed from your home and put with another foster family as soon as you make the report), then you can file a case in juvenile court asking to be appointed guardian of the child, if applying to be a foster parent does not go through quickly enough.
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