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My son was arrested for a misdemeanor drug charge and received

My son was arrested for a misdemeanor drug charge and received probation. His children were taken from him the day of his arrest and have not been returned. CPS has been submitting false accusations against my son. I was told to come to Texas to get the kids, but his wife's Mother showed up and now they want to give a single person custody even though the kids have lived with me prior. There are details I haven't said here but botXXXXX XXXXXne is how can the State of Texas keep my grandkids from my son for a minor charge without haven taken them to a doctors office to prove the neglect charge CPS is citing? How can CPS say those kids were being neglected simply because they are small skinny kids? I would think that a doctors evaluation would have been needed for that.

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I became a " grandmother" to young children, 3, 5, and 6 at

I became a " grandmother" to young children, 3, 5, and 6 at this time. I have been the only "grandmother" that they have had for over 18 months. I was the mother of their previous foster parents, and took RESPA training so that I could keep them, be with them etc. For the entire time they were in my Sons home they knew me as their Grandmother, after they were returned to their parents I still did the same. Seeing them several times a week, they stayed with me, I payed for preschool for the youngest and more. We have taken them on two family vacations, one was a cruise and the other was to Disney land. They are once again in CPS custody and they are now living with their Great Aunt, who wants me to continue to see, visit babysit, and be their "grandmother". However, the ADLIAM was really mean and ugly to me, and told me that because I help the parents, by giving groceries, gas and paid for the youngest to go to preschool that I enabled the parents. I tried to help the parents to get clean after they were taken and they ended up burglerizing my home. I pressed charges and have had nothing to do with them. The parents at one time wanted me to have the children and even ask if we would do paper work to keep them should anything happen to them. However since I have pressed charges and will not drop them the mother, not the father, have said I can not have any contact unless I drop the charges. THe aunt is in complete disagreement and wants me in their lives. They love me and I love them. Under Texas Family Code 102.004 2b It states that an orginal suite requesting possessory conservorship ( visitations) may not be filed by a grandparent or other person. However, the court may grant a grandparent or other person deemed by the court to have had substantial past contact with the child leave to intervene in a pending suite filed by a person authorized to do so under this subchapter if there issatisfactory proof to the court that appointment of a parent as a sole managing conservervator or both parents as joint managing conservators would significantly impair the child's physical health or emtional development. So can I? I mean the aunt is being looked at to adopt the children and parents rights are currently being sought to terminate.

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My sister just had a baby on the 19th. DHS threatened to take

My sister just had a baby on the 19th. DHS threatened to take him from the hospital yesterday around 3:30ish saying we had until 5pm to find her a "suitable" place to live. They don't want her staying with our mom because our stepdad has past criminal history. She had found a place to live around 2wks before her son was born. The place she had found was great and the DHS lady even said the place was nice, but that she couldn't live there since the owner refuses to work with DHS. So they gave her a couple hours to find a new place or they would take her son. One of the things they were concerned about was that the father would be allowed in the baby's life because he is a sex offender. He will NOT be allowed around the baby and my sister is cutting all contact with him. My sister has done NOTHING to give them reason to remove the baby. Do they have the right to take him, if she has never put him in danger? Do they have the right to tell her she can't live in a place just because the owner doesn't want to deal with them? The DHS person even checked the place out. They didn't take him last night because I offered to take them in for the weekend and the DHS lady wants to come into my home tomorrow and discuss options. Do I legally have to let her in if she doesn't have a search warrant? My sister has not signed any document giving them any rights. At this point they are "investigating" thank you for your prompt answer as this is a time sensitive issue.

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When my child was 4 years old he was inapproprietely touched

When my child was 4 years old he was inapproprietely touched by his 9 year old brother. It happened 2-3 times. There was no penetration. I immediately contacted athorities and placed my 9 year old in residential treatment, where he spent nearly 4 years. I got therapy for my younger son also and after almost 2 years the therapist said there wasn't any reason to continue rehashing the events he didn't seem to remember it and showed no adverse affects. Now my children are 15 and 21 and my ex husband has gained residential custody of my 15 year old. The judge granted me the visitation that my ex previously had plus extended weekends. I had my first visit since the custody change. Everything went fine until at the end of the visit when the exchange took place. My ex husband tried to make my som to give me back his cell phone that he was cutting ties with everyone in Kentucky. My son said no and my ex and his wife pushed him around. I slapped her and went to jail. What can I do?

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We adopted an older child that needs specialized therapy for

We adopted an older child that needs specialized therapy for abuse he endured. He has broken the law and is in a detention center. He is technically a ward of the state since he was acting out in our home we had to get DCFS involved. Now that he has a criminal case the judge has stated she would like to order a specific rehab but doesnt think its in her power to do so. SCFS has allowed him to stay in a detention center since there are no openings available in any rehab in our state. Is there any precedence where a judge ordered DCFS to place a child into a specific facility? (or a specific placement out of state) Thank you

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I HAVE A TEN YEAR OLD SON WHO I ADOPED AT THE AGE OF 4.HE HAS

I HAVE A TEN YEAR OLD SON WHO I ADOPED AT THE AGE OF 4.HE HAS BEEN DIAGINOSE WITH ADD/ADHD AND IS KNOWN TO BE VERY DISTURBING,MISCHIVOUS,RECENTLY AT SCHOOL HE ALLEGELY TOUCH A FEMALE IN HIS CLASS WITH A PENCIL ON HER PRIVATE THAN SAID PER ANOTHER YOUNG LADY THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO F... THAT SHE THAN TOLD THE TEACHER WHO SAID HE DIDNT SEE ANY OF THAT. HOWEVER, HE TOLD THE PRINCIPAL AND SHE CALLED THE POLICE,SUBSEQUENTLY.DONOVAN IS EXPELL FROM SCHOOL AND THEIRS A HEARING SET FOR SEPT 18TH. WHAT R DONOVANS RITES IF ANY,AND CAN I GET A P/D TO ASSIST US?

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I HAVE HAD IN REPORTS UNFOUNDED THEW CPS, AND NOW THEY TOOK

I HAVE HAD IN REPORTS UNFOUNDED THEW CPS, AND NOW THEY TOOK MY CHILDREN AWAY DUE TO ME NOT PROTECTECTING THEM OR PREVENTING SOME OF THE UNFOUNDED ALLIGATIONS AGAINS ME AND MY EX WIFE. THEY HAVE HAD THE FOR ABOUT A WEEK. THEPOLICE ARE INVOLVED ON THESE AND TRYING TO PLACE CHILD ENDAGERMENT CHARGES BECAUSE THEY SAY I COULD OF PREVENTED. I HAVE KNOW IDEA WHAT I COULD OF PREVENTED. I AM WORRIED BECAUSE 1ST AND FOR MOST MY CHILDREN 2NDLY I AM IN THE HEALTHACER FEILD AND I WILL BE DONE AS AFR AS MY CARREER AND THE FUTER STABILTY OF MY FAMILY.. WHAT DO I DO.

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My two grandsons 15 & 17 yrs old are totally out of control,

My two grandsons 15 & 17 yrs old are totally out of control, They lie, steal money, forge checks.take familiy belongings to pawn & smash furniture & kick holes in walls, they break & deface the funiture in the home. & this week gave the families $1200 computer for a $60 drug bill. the parents family sent the boys to a really expensive military school which the younger one got kicked out of & the older one left at the same time. Their parents are devasted, sick at heart & don't know what to try next. Please advise on what should they do.? Thank you

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I have a 22yo. daughter that was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia

I have a 22yo. daughter that was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia (they also had listed dementia of some sort due to very short memory) several years ago. Due to aggressive issues I could not allow her to come home and she eneded up living in an apartment complex for the disabled. She ended up always putting herself in danger and as a result was sexually assaulted. She didn't comply with housing rules and ended up evicted. She's in another apartment, and quite frankly, she needs A LOT more supervison and structure, more than what I could give, but of course nobody listens to me, I'm just her mother. The problem is now she is pregnant. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that she can not take care of any child. Quite franky I would fear for the childs life, seeing that she has assaulted me on several occasions and has had to be commited. My question is: Will she be allowed to keep this child in her condition, or can this child be put up for adoption? Would she have to be proven unfit? What, if anything, can be done?

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