I did everything so that I could get my grandbabies out of the foster homes so they could be with me. In Dec 2017 I got them. I had them for 8mos. I went for a meeting with RFA and two days later I gets a call from CpS worker saying that they had to remove them.
You have been disqualified through the RFA process (probably just after they terminated reunification services or even parental rights) You have cared for the children all through the case and now they want to find a permanent home elsewhere. You were fine all along, but not now all of a sudden.
You need to retain a Juvenile Dependency attorney immediately to assist you. This is not a fight you can do on you own. There are options. Don't let the agency tell you there are no options but the one they choose.
You may be able to file an Objection to Removal - depending on the timing.,
If the parents still have standing - you can try and work through their court appointed attorneys to ask for a placement hearing. Prepare for it. Go in and present evidence to the court - why you are the best placement for the children. Question the RFA process and conclusions.
If you cannot use the parents attorneys - then you must file your own motion under Welfare and Institutions code section 388. It's a form call a JV 180 . You can search on line about this or go to the Advokids website and find the instructions and all the forms right there.
The most important thing is - ACT! Do not let CPS tell you how the life of your family is going to be.
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