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cps question please.

i go to court next week and it said we pay foster home child support .. does that mean they will want a parturnity test my df name is on birth certificate? iam confused.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:24 PM on Jan. 23, 2009 in General Parenting

Answers (7)
  • It means that if your child has been placed in a foster home, then the judge will make a determination regarding how much of the state's costs you will have to cover out of your own pocket to pay someone else to care for your child(ren). The court won't care about paternity or anything else, they are only seeking reimbursement for the costs to the state to care for your child until the child or children are either returned home or placed permanently elsewhere.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:31 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • It means that your child isnt in your care and that even though they are not you are financially responsible for that child while not in your care. You are being ordered to pay child support.

    Answer by gemgem at 8:40 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • previous posters are right it is basically paying child support

    Answer by humaniterian87 at 8:58 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • frog i just asked if they do a parternity test ... never once di i say its bad to pay child support.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • Yea it has nothing to do with paternity perviously stated it just means while your child is in the custody of the state and in foster care you will pay child support to her and the family as long as shes in the custody of the state.

    Answer by SweetPoison at 9:19 PM on Jan. 23, 2009

  • No, it doesn't mean a paternity test. However, since the child is in custody I would allow them to do one or even ask. The reason is in case it ever comes up later them you already have it done. I worked in the family court system for years and it was always a good idea to have one even if at that time you don't need it. It has nothing to do you questioning the paternity it has to do with getting it legally "on the record" in the courts. Good luck! I hope you complete your treatment plan soon and get them back. Blessings to you all!


    Answer by mrsrevjohnson at 2:11 AM on Jan. 24, 2009

  • ok on this paper says penelite determination of parturnity

    Answer by brokenheartm428 at 8:55 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

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