Can someone with kid in CPS custody cross state lines to give birth and decide who get to have an unborn child?
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Extremely difficult legal case. Discuss in person with a local family law attorney ASAP.
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Yes, if cps does not take the baby at the hospital. The hosp will have to get her medical info and will likely look at her suspiciously in terms of whatever story she gives about her other kid, cuz usually the other kid comes in with other family to see the new baby. However, cps would have been notified if she had a kid in any state because 99.9% of them have medicaid. So they are flagged. However, there r a few that fall between the cracks. It would be a good idea to call her caseworker in tx if u know who that is or ky cps if u know where she is going to give birth so they will know which hospitals and can start investigating before she is flagged with Medicaid and they can call the hospitals in the area to tell them to watch out for her. There r several legal avenues to stop her and several that allow her to proceed. The best way for you to help is stated here. Also, when relatives adopt, no home study is required. A guardian ad litem is required but just does a cursory check on the child when it is a family member.
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