Me and my husband had an altercation a couple of weeks before and I cut my wrist as I was so angry and didn't realize I would cut so hard, my husband called 911 and they took me to the hospital and I had a surgery. My kids were at home when this happened, but they were playing in their bedroom and they came out only when the cops came in. Now, I got a call from CPS and have an appointment with them this Friday as they said they got information about child abuse. Not sure why they think the children were abused. Can someone throw some light here? I am really worried if they see us as one among those child abusers and take our children away. We rarely fight this was an accident.
I posted this as a comment to another post already. Still wanted to ask the same again here.
Answer by mommyofAurora at 3:51 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by CarolynBarnett at 3:51 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by TheDiva320 at 3:57 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:53 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:01 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Go ahead and be completely honest with them, CPS isn't looking to take kids from homes where they are not being abused. But they might want to work with you on whatever issue made you cut yourself during a fight with your husband. They may order you into counseling. Frankly, and I say this as a woman who has had problems of her own, that type of behavior is a big problem and it will cause your kids big problems too.
Answer by dreyamom at 5:05 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by Babylove76 at 5:21 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Most of these people who are giving you advise have probably never dealt with cps * consider your source. CPS will meet with you tell you that you have domestic violence in your home and you need to protect your kids. They will pick an abuser either you or your husband and side with who they perceive as the victim. You'll probably have an open case meaning you'll have to jump through hoops like parenting classes, therapy , domestic violence awareness classes, you might even have to separate from you spouse for a while or risk loosing your kids. How to deal with them GET A LAWYER and don't talk to them with out one~ try reading www.fightcps.com
Answer by babyfat5 at 5:53 PM on Apr. 22, 2009