Your children’s welfare is a paramount concern to the state of Illinois. Things like physical violence, neglect, or inadequate care are only some reasons that the Department of Child Protective Services (DCFS) may choose to take your child from their home. When under investigation by DCFS, do not hesitate to contact a DCFS investigations attorney to help safeguard your rights and keep your children with you where they belong.
When DCFS Comes For Your Children
A DCFS caseworker with an authorized court order is allowed to remove your child or children from the home. An emergency removal is also possible if the caseworker believes there is a reason that such an emergency warrants one.
DCFS caseworkers must have a reasonable cause for removing a child from a home without an authorized court order. A reasonable cause would be one of the following: