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how do i go about getting temporary custody of my cousins their dad is abusive, their mom is totally messed up, and their brother and sister dont want them

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suhweetness

Asked by suhweetness at 8:23 PM on Feb. 6, 2011 in Teens (13-17)

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Answers (10)
  • See an attorney.
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 8:31 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Do the parents want to give you custody. You should file a petition with family court.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 8:31 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • You should report them to CPS and then volunteer to take the kids under the new program called FICTIVE KIN. It's a new government supplement where the state will actually pay you (for 6 months) to help cover costs of the children. FIrst tho -- call and report the abusive parent to CPS.
    BaileysMom476

    Answer by BaileysMom476 at 8:35 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • abuse has already been reported and they were put in their brothers custody but he doesnt want them anymore
    suhweetness

    Comment by suhweetness (original poster) at 9:12 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Call the CPS worker that is in charge of the case and tell her that the brother doesn't want them and you are willing to take them in.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:24 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • If you happen to be in Texas, I could help you? Otherwise, I would talk to the caseworker already assigned to the children and tell them your interested in a kinship placement. CPS doesn't want the children to stay in a home where they are not wanted, so they WILL move the kids - be certain it's what you really want tho -- It's so sad to me when little children are just shuffled around.
    BaileysMom476

    Answer by BaileysMom476 at 9:29 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • they arent all that little 15 and 17
    suhweetness

    Comment by suhweetness (original poster) at 9:38 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Right, but they are still children. Besides, it's probably harder on the older kids in the "system" because they have a clearer understanding on what is really going on. Advice is still the same. Good luck to you.
    BaileysMom476

    Answer by BaileysMom476 at 10:09 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • thanks i am definately try to get in touch with them asap
    suhweetness

    Comment by suhweetness (original poster) at 10:49 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • seek a good lawyer
    smiley745

    Answer by smiley745 at 8:02 AM on Feb. 7, 2011

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