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While family members are supposed to get priority when it comes to assigning a child to a foster home, normally CPS will rarely look outside of the state and, as a matter of fact, often prefer to use foster homes that are "in the system". However, judges often prefer to place the children with families but would be reluctant to do so with a family member as far away as you are unless they have a local attorney assisting them. The attorney will begin the process by intervening in the case which is the process used to make you a party. After that, they will get a copy of all the records pertaining to the child and the mother and, at that point, will begin developing their trial tactic. At some point you will have to have a home visit from your local CPS office to inspect your home and make sure it is suitable and your attorney may advise you to go ahead with the background check so the court has it available early.
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