My question involves child abuse or neglect in the State of: Pennsylvania
Back in November, Doris's dog bit her hand very badly. After a neighbor called CPS, her two daughters (9 & 13) were taken and placed with foster parents. Initially CPS gave her a choice - your dog or your kids. Pick one. You're not having both.
For some bizarre reason, Doris still has the dog. She has a TPR hearing coming up in June, the GAL is recommending TPR and the foster parents wish to adopt. The father is included in the TPR proceeding.
Doris does have a sketchy criminal history - felony theft, a couple of bad check/theft misdemeanors, dating from 2008 to 2013.
Doris also believes that because her neighbor works for CPS (as a file clerk....) , that they've all conspired to take away her kids. She cannot understand why the dog has to go - her theory being "He only bit ME...he's great with the kids".
From what I can gather, the State has done nothing wrong here and simply followed their own (very clear) rules. Doris thinks otherwise.
Essentially, Doris is asking "can they really do that?"
It's an obvious one...isn't it?