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Can the court rule that CPS will take away any children someone has before they even get pregnant has if proven unfit?

its for my story, the person does not have any children but ive heard that even before someone has children, can the court rule that CPS can take them away when born?


Asked by americansugar80 at 3:10 PM on Jul. 6, 2011 in Relationships

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  • Not before she's ever had kids. Maybe if her first got taken if it was bad enough they could rule that a second child would be taken at birth.

    Answer by glam.fairy at 3:35 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • CPS can take a baby away at birth if the mother tests positive for drugs, or doesn't have a safe place to take the baby home. However, those determinations are made after birth, not before.

    Answer by twin_mommy at 3:13 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • yes
    My sister had her 1st taken away at 6 mo old and her 2nd she tried to leave at the hospital when he was born! CPS said anymore pregnancies will result in the baby taken right after birth. So far(knock on wood) she's stayed pregnancy free

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:14 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • They wouldn't decide that for someone before they have kids...And yeah, it depends on the state whether or not they can decide to take the baby before s/he is born.

    Answer by MommyKKay at 3:18 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Um...maybe in some states, but my cousin has has had 5 kids taken from her and was allowed to keep the new baby...I dunno

    Answer by lowencope at 3:16 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • seems almost impossible

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 3:26 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • ok i was in a hurry when i wrote it but i remember a family member who had a drug problem so she wasnt allowed to get pregnant or else the baby was to be taken away and she knew this before the baby was born so i suppose she expected it. in my story, the person has an illness, and schizophrenia so after attempting to take away her brother's child and proven to not be healthy or take care of herself, i was wondering if she can be ruled to not have kids or CPS will take them away



    Comment by americansugar80 (original poster) at 3:32 PM on Jul. 6, 2011