My question involves child abuse or neglect in the State of: TEXAS
CPS was called on me September 1 of this year; stating that I didn't feed my kids, I had trash everywhere, and my kids had so many bruises on them it looked like it hurt for them to move. I pretty much had cops beat down my door; they found nothing and actually opened up a police investigation on the person who called on me (we had just moved in; so only one person had been in my home, and I had just nearly got her fired) they issued her a ticket for filing a false police document, and one other one but I don't remember. but still said that cps had to investigate; cps came by 2 weeks later because that same lady called on me again, stating that my son had down syndrome that we were not treating (he does have medical problems but severe allergies and such not anything even near down syndrome and he receives care) and that I was crying all the time (which I wasn't, I did have a death in the family that week so yes I was alittle teary eyed but who wouldn't be). the cps lady was very nice and told me that after the cops came by she wasn't even going to stop by to investigate for another month; but then got another call. (I think she made this call, because after she called on us before and got the tickets she lost her job) so cps agent says that in a few weeks we will receive a letter reporting her findings. we never received anything; then November 2 she knocks on my door again; (I assumed that the case was closed, as I hadn't received any kind of contact for a month, or 2 months since the first call) but she came looked around, saw my son, called his doctors to make sure that he was getting his medical care. she told me that the reason she had to stop by again is because my son is special needs it turned the case into a special needs case. so she was just checking again before she closed out the case. she said again within 2 weeks we will receive a letter closing the case. it has now been another month, still nothing!
ive heard that calling the cps agent to see when she will close it; looks bad and can make them not close it. I know that im doing nothing wrong, we have people in our house 3-4 times a week doing therapy with my son, he goes to his doctor appointments etc. he is behind on his vaccines but that is due to his allergies being in the shots and his doctor is who put him on hold for right now. my question is how long can this be dragged out? can she just pop up every few months then give me no information about my case until she feels like closing it? is there a time limit on her doing something we haven't even gotten a case plan (what I keep finding online, that tells you what your supposed to do to get your case closed) we have received no calls or mail from them at all just them coming over at random. at this point do I need a lawyer? I just don't really know what to do.
I know that this case being open doesn't really affect anything; but it doesn't feel good knowing that you have an open cps investigation. so im just trying to get some kind of answers or advice.
thanks so much for reading!
so im reading other cps cases on here where their kids are removed; so just wanted to state that I still have both of my children and they have never talked about taking them away. I just want this to over with or to know what to do in order to close the case.