My child was taken by illinois dcfs at when she was born. I am homeless and living at a train station. I am homeless cause i am poor and on ssi and i have court cases that tie me to the area for the next year. I work with PAdS but they keep giving housing to drunks and addicts, I am trying really hard to get a home and i feel because i had a baby i am entitled to section 8 and all the other services others get. The judge thinks i am mentally incapable of caring for my child and told me i am suppose to be taking meds. Theyre court ordered but i think i am fine so i will not take them and they cant make me. My sister, who lives in GA told my judge by phone that i need to stay and finish out my legal issues and lied to the judge about me so i am stuck here. She lied to everyone and thats why i lost my daughter. Can dcfs take away my parental rights forcefully and let her be adopted out from underneath me? Everyone i know lies about me and wants me to stay homeless i have been raped 10 times and was hit by a car. I dont know who her dad is.
Unfortunately, if there is a juvenile abuse and neglect petition pending against you, the prosecutor could seek to have your parental rights terminated -- but, unless you agree, there would need to be a hearing with witnesses where the judge would have to decide whether or not your parental rights should be terminated. Whether the judge decides to terminate your parental rights depends on a variety of factors, including whether or not you have been complaint with all the conditions required of you by DCFS and the court, such as attending counseling or taking all medications as prescribed by your doctor -- if you haven't been compliant, that doesn't help your case at all.
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