I've had my grandkids since birth my daughter has been in and out of my home but she's always left the kids with me. Recently she was homeless and involved with drugs but trying to turn things around. My home was invaded by police with an invalid search warrant, my home was searched and nothing was found. There were no charges no tickets and no one went to jail but DHS took my grandkids. They are having my daughter take classes and do some things to satisfy DHS, I understand it's for her benefit and to make things better for the kids' future but in the meantime my grandkids are away from the family. I don't understand why. I do not have the money for an attorney. And the court appointed attorney that the judge appointed to be our advocate is no longer a practicing attorney. When we called the phone number given to us by the judges office is a non working number. When we try to talk to the judge or DHS they treat us like peons they talk down to us and say " ...you'll never see these children again" . DHS is supposed to transport my daughter to visitations every Thursday since the kids are 2.5 hours away, they skipped 8 weeks! What can I do?
When you say the court appointed an advocate, was it for you or for your daughter? Does your daughter live with you? There is DHS family placement for children where the parent(s) cannot care for the children, which not knowing your particular circumstances I do not know if you are eligible for this. You might consider being a foster parent, but, again, I do not know all your circumstances.
You need to contact Legal Aid Services immediately and see if you fall within their guidelines for representation. If this involves Indian children, you can contact Oklahoma Indian Legal Services.
Best of luck.
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