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DuPage County Lawyers for Parents and Foster Parents Under DCFS Investigation

When you are being investigated by officials from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), it can be very frightening. DCFS has the power to change your life and that of your family by taking action to remove your child from your home and to seek the termination of your parental rights. This applies to biological parents, adoptive parents, and even foster parents. At Anderson Attorneys & Advisors,we take child welfare cases very seriously, and we advocate on behalf of parents and foster parents in cases involving allegations of child abuse and neglect.

Lawyers Helping Parents in Wheaton and Warrenville

From the very beginning of a DCFS investigation, parents often face an uphill battle. An allegation of abuse or neglect often creates the assumption that the parent is automatically guilty. As a result, parents are frequently treated with hostility by investigators, attorneys, and other state and county officials. At Anderson Attorneys & Advisors, we understand that it is always best to cooperate with investigators and DCFS specialists, but prejudices and presumptions can create serious problems for parents.

Our attorneys are prepared to work with you from the moment you are informed of a pending allegation. We will take steps to ensure that your rights are not compromised and that you are treated fairly throughout the process. If your child has been removed from your home as the result of an investigation, we are also prepared to help you regain legal custody. No matter what challenges you may be facing, our team is here to help.

Carol Stream Attorneys for Foster Parents

Foster parents often play a crucial role in providing for the welfare of children in Illinois. They voluntarily take abused or neglected children into their homes without any guarantee of permanency. By their very nature, foster parents are placed in incredibly difficult situations as they must plan for the possibility of adopting the child permanently while supporting and facilitating a possible reunion between the child and his or her legal parents.

Unfortunately, the court system is often rather indifferent to the concerns and desires of foster parents. On one side of most cases, there are the child’s legal parents with child welfare officials on the other. Foster parents tend to be caught in the middle and largely ignored. At Anderson Attorneys & Advisors, we understand and appreciate the sacrifices that foster parents make to provide for the children placed under their care. We also provide guidance and legal advice to foster parents fighting for the right to adopt their foster children. When a child’s natural parents no longer provide a safe and loving home, our attorneys work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for the child.

Call 630-877-5800 for an Appointment

If you are a parent or a foster parent involved in a dispute over a child’s welfare, contact our office for help. Call 630-877-5800 to speak with a compassionate member of the team at A Anderson Attorneys & Advisors today. We represent families in Wheaton, Warrenville, Winfield, West Chicago, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, and throughout DuPage County.