If I have a child can human services put us in a foster home?

Asked about 1 year ago - Pueblo, CO

I'm a 16 year old mother with a job and I'm currently in online schooling.My father is verbally and mentally abusive and I have text messaging proof that he is.He also has entire custody of me. I'm thinking of calling up The Department of Human Services but I'm afraid we'll go to a foster home. Could I stay with my boyfriend if I had a choice between foster care and a relative?

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  1. Daniel Nelson Deasy

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    Answered . This is a really difficult position. So sorry to read of it. DHS can indeed place you and your child in foster care.

    Where is your mom?

    In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship.... more
  2. Christopher Daniel Leroi

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    Answered . You and your child could be put in foster care, hopefully together. They choose who you stay with. It would be a family. It would NOT be your boyfriend, that is certain. They would look at a relative first that they think that they could trust and then look second at a foster family.

    The information provided in this answer does not create an attorney-client relationship and is not considered to... more
  3. Alexis Riley

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    Answered . Yes, you and your child could be placed in foster care, hopefully together. Do you have any other other family they could place you with?

    Ms. Riley may be reached at 347-501-8042 during regular business hours, or anytime by email at: alexis@nyrileylaw.... more

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