I am a new grandmother to a 6 month old baby boy!

Barbara - posted on 06/12/2016 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My daughter is a single mom! She was driving in Texas with the baby,when she got pulled over, she was arrested for her first DUI and my grandson is in CPS!This happened last week!!MADD I am,but I am flying down there Blindly to see what I can do??I am the only blood relative!What am I facing and can they keep my grandson from his mother??SEVERAL????

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Sarah - posted on 06/12/2016

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What does this mean? ".NO SHE DOES NOT!I WANT TO GET CUSTODIAL RIGHTS???" I get you are in a panic but slow down, if we can't understand your posts we can't help you.

Sarah - posted on 06/12/2016

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LMCBW where have you been?
Barbara, calm down and think about how to handle this; Your daughter no doubt has a case worker or contact at CPS who decided to remove the child from her care. Call that person, present yourself as a blood relative of the baby and if your daughter agrees, they may give you temporary custody of the child.
If this is her first DUI, she will be given a chance to get the child back but she will have to comply with all of the requests of CPS. If she has entered into alcohol treatment yet, she should do it today. Start now and voluntarily, that will be better than CPS having to mandate that she go.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/12/2016

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Well, first off I understand you are upset but using Caps lock in this manner makes you seem like you are screaming. Please stop.

Secondly, this is a Circle of Moms, not a charity. I highly recommend you go speak with CPS or whoever has the baby to find out the next step. If you need a lawyer, they may appoint you one. Not sure how it works, but first things first, go speak with CPS concerning your grandson.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/12/2016

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No clue. Get a lawyer. See if you can take over custody. They SHOULD keep him away from your daughter. Sorry, but she was driving while drunk with her baby in the car. Do you really think that is a safe environment for your grandson?

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Sarah - posted on 06/13/2016

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Also she would not be having her case decided this soon. She probably is having a hearing to ask for bail reduction and appoint a public defender

Sarah - posted on 06/12/2016

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I hate to break it to you but a first time DUI does not get a bail so high they get stuck in jail for over a week. Is she charged with criminal endangerment as well? Did she have an accident, or is this actually her 2nd or 3rd DUI

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/12/2016

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Do the best that you can. From what I understand, CPS wants children to be with family members over strangers. So just keep strong, and contact them asap.

Barbara - posted on 06/12/2016

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Okay I am sorry for being upset,but this is a very upsetting topic to me!!! No she does not need custody of him...and I want to get his custodial rights..till she does all the right things for herself,but the safety of my grandson is the first and only thing I have on my mind!!

Barbara - posted on 06/12/2016

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Thank You! She is still being held in jail,she already says that she will go to an Alcohol Anon and whatever else the law and she wants!!!She could not bail out,Thank God,because of no money!I surely cant get her out either!!So she asked for pro bono!Unfortunately her court case is the day before I fly in!!!We have not gotten to talk about any case worker Yet!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/12/2016

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Hi Sarah, been MIA in school. Finishing up finals, and taking my nutrition course before the next semester starts.

Barbara, not sure how anything I said was hurtful, asking you to stop yelling, and saying this wasn't charity. All the advice I gave you was sound. Also, go into CPS with a level head, and don't get upset while you are there. This will play against you.

Barbara - posted on 06/12/2016

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This was very helpful,but also hurtful.NO SHE DOES NOT!I WANT TO GET CUSTODIAL RIGHTS???Like I said,I have several questions??? And I am afraid for my grandson??? DO NOT HURT ME PLEASE HELP ME???

Barbara - posted on 06/12/2016

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NO I DO NOT THINK HE NEEDS TO BE WITH HER RIGHT NOW!!I WANT CUSTODIAL RIGHTS!BUT HOW DO I DO THIS WITHOUT ANY CASH FLOW TO HIRE ATTORNEY?IS THERE A REFERRAL TO ANY COMPANY THAT CAN HELP!!

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