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My daughter has had her daughter {5} placed with dhs foster care. im afraid well loose her .ive been there since she was born & have spent lots & lots of time with her.shes even lived with me. ill take care of her & she loves me as much as do i.how do i not loose her? her mother is upset with everyone, afraid of who will take her. please help. i moved in w/my mom. she also watched & had her live with her . we both want her to live here. we have the means. her clothes for school,toys, own bedroom decorated the way she likes it. shes even called me mom by accident. whats the best move ?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
i dont want to hurt my daughter, she lost a son to sid at 9 wks old. she trys & gives her lots of love, she just didnt see this coming. now shes worried of losing her _____even to me
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
im not rich, but im smart enough & full of love, 54 yrs. old.. granddaughter is 51/2. i raised 3 girls plus half the neighborhood {ha,ha} lots of fun. Im listed as disabled, I still get around. with " LOTS OF TIME " on my hands. I have 2 other beautiful grandchildren
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
maybe i need to check why your address is saying false really-? please dont be a ripp off!!!!!
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Q) How do I not lose her? What's the best move?
Generally, when DHS takes a child out of custody of the parent, the parent will have the opportunity to get custody back if the parent follows a plan for reunification. That's not always the case, but often it is. This means the parent will probably have 6 months to a year to have supervised visitation, go to parenting classes, and address and correct whatever issues that got DHS involved in the first place.
During the time the parent is working on these things, the child will have to be placed somewhere. The preference generally is to place the child with a relative. Since you're a relative, you may qualify, assuming DHS approves you as a foster parent temporarily. The other choice would be to place the child in foster care with strangers. This is only done when there is no relative with whom a placement is appropriate.
Contact the caseworker at DHS who's handling the case. Tell her you'd like to be considered for placement with the child. They'll have to do a home study, interview you, etc. It may involve some time and going to court. In the end, however, it's the judge's decision where the child is placed. DHS can make a recommendation, you can make a request, but the judge will make the call at some point.
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