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    Question:

    I am in a foster home that I am finally happy with. I am being forced to visit my biological mother and the plan is for me to go back and live with her. I don't want to. Can CPS make me?



    Answer:

    If you have a guardian ad litem (GAL) or a court appointed special advocate (CASA), you may want to let them know what your wishes are. You can also write a letter to the court and let the court know what you want.  It is likely that CPS and the court will decide what is in your best interest and make a decision based on that. However, you can let the court and CPS know what your wishes are.


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    1 thru 3 of 3 comments    [ 1 ]   
    On 10/29/08
    CINDY from NJ said:
    when i was 9 i was in a foster home that i loved and i wanted to stay there until i could be on my own and one day out of the blue DYFS SHOWED UP AND SAID THAT I WAS LEAVING THAT HOME AND MOVING BACK IN WITH MY MOTHER WHOM I HAD NOT LIVED WITH SINCE I WAS THE AGE OF 1 I WAS SO UPPSET I HAD TO PACK AND LEAVE THAT DAY WELL I WENT WITH MY MOTHER AND I TRIED TO MAKE THINGS WORK BECAUSE I HAD SIBLINGS THERE BUT AFTER 5-6 MONTHS I CALLED DYFS UP AND TOLD THEM THAT I COULD NO LONGER LIVE WITH MY MOTHER BECAUSE SHE ABUSED ME AND SHE DID SO THEY CAME AND TALKED TO ME AND FOUND ANOTHER FOSTER HOME FOR I
    On 10/22/08
    Lee from CO said:
    why do you not want to live with your mom? Is she mean to you because you can report child abuse.
    On 10/16/08
    D from TX said:
    I don't know your circumstances, but as you can see I'm from Texas, and my children got wrongly taken away from me 5 yrs. ago, there initials' are J.R. and J.P, and I wish I could have them back, because God knows it kills me every day that they're not with me. Like I said I don't know your situation but if they don't harm you, then I don't know why you wouldn't want to go back. My boys should be 12 and 10 now, and I hope that they ever had the chance to come home that they would.
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