Parental Rights & Obligations

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Question: My son was was recently taken from his father by CPS because he was suspected of substance abuse and unable to provide proper care. I'm the mother and was incarcerated at the time. CPS placed my son temporarily with his fraternal grandmother. I was released on Saturday so i have to wait for mMonday to contact CPS. Is there any reason why my son shouldn't be home with me? Would I be hurting my case if I showed up and brought my son home myself?

Answer: As long as your parental rights were not terminated in a court procceeding (A.R.S. 8-832), then it is possible the child could return to your custody. CPS will most likely hold an investigation to determine whether or not the child should return to your care.  Contact CPS for more information. They will most likely drop your son off at your home if they choose to return him to your care, if they instruct you not to pick him up by yourself it may be best to follow their instructions.

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  • My son was was recently taken from his father by CPS because he was suspected of substance abuse and unable to provide proper care. I'm the mother and was incarcerated at the time. CPS placed my son temporarily with his fraternal grandmother. I was released on Saturday so i have to wait for mMonday to contact CPS. Is there any reason why my son shouldn't be home with me? Would I be hurting my case if I showed up and brought my son home myself?

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