Will DYFS Take My Child to a Foster Home?
If your child’s needs are not, or cannot, be adequately met, then DYFS is allowed to place your child in foster care. New Jersey DYFS will most likely not put your child in foster care right away. Initially, you will be asked to identify family members or friends who can take care of your child. If there is an immediate need for your child to be placed somewhere, DYFS will either place the child with a family member or a foster home.
If your child has been taken by DYFS and is placed in a foster home, that does not mean they will remain there. Just because a child is placed in a foster home, doesn’t mean that the foster parents can seek the right to adopt that child, as foster care is designed to be temporary care for children. With that being said, the longer your child stays in foster care, the harder it will be to get him or her back.
If your child has been removed from your home, our New Jersey DYFS lawyers will help you. As mentioned, the longer your child stays away, the harder it will be to bring them back home. Therefore, the best move is to try to get your child back at the first court appearance. At our firm, our lawyers are determined and dedicated to make sure you remain the parent of your child. We will help you, so be sure to call 1-855-9JEFLAW (1-855-953-3529). This 24/7 toll free hotline will connect you to one of our bright and hardworking attorneys, so don’t wait.