What happens to a child taken by CPS if the mother get jail time?

Asked over 1 year ago - Fort Walton Beach, FL

A friend of mine had her child taken by CPS for child neglect. Now CPS are saying that there is a good chance the child will return to her mother, she is been going to all the meeting, all appointments and she even had her child at her appartment at Head Start . But now she has to go to court and if in case she get jail time what would happen to the child?. Would they wait until she is release to return it to her?.

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  1. Howard M Lewis


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    Answered . It is unfortunate that your friend is going through this. If however she is incarcerated, is Father a potential care taker? If not, are there any other family members that could be care takers? If not, the child would most likely go into foster care. Be aware CPS will conduct a thorough background check and homestudy on any postential caretaker. Good luck.

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