Originally Posted by Rachelina
This isn't illegal, is it? Could a well-cared for child really be taken away from its two loving parents just because there was a third person involved?
Up in here reasons that can form the grounds for putting a family under 'surveillance' by the Child Welfare Office are things like 'deviant sexual practices' and 'irregular family life', 'frequent over-night visitors that are not part of the family' etc. The wordings are very vague and leave A LOT of room for interpretation as to what amounts to a threat to a child's wellbeing.
Get to know the Child Protection Acts in the state you live VERY CAREFULLY. They are built on a very restrictive nuclear heterosexual family model and child welfare officers are not always the most sympathetic people in what comes to alternative family forms because of the ideology their work is based on.