My question involves child abuse or neglect in the State of: Iowa
My grands are constantly homeless. The two older children do not attend school regularly. They are covered in ringworms. They don't get medical,vision or dental care. They're on welfare & get free medical I don't understand. The kids look malnurished. The kids are dirty & smelly. The mother is an alcoholic & drug user. She drinks & drives with the kids in the car. She has no license. The two youngest kids don't have car seats. The kids don't have anything! Their mother has been arrested multiple times! I live in another state. I have received calls of concern about my grands. I have called Child Protective Services several times. They have sent me letters confirming abuse & neglect. I'm a young working grandma & I want those kids. I'll take care of them. The mother will not volunteerly give me the kids. They're her source of income.
Where do I start?