How long will it take to get my child(ren) back?

The answer depends on the circumstances that led to CPS involvement, how quickly you get involved in services, and whether you are consistent with services and visitation.  There are federal guidelines which require the State to file for termination of your parental rights if you do not make progress with your services (unless you and the State agree to other custody arrangements).

on 02/20/2015
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