Only a judge can terminate parental rights.CYS is nothing but a moneymaker for the city. I am located in Pennsylvania and am having a hell of a time with CYS. However I am the one with the children. My babies mom is a drug addict and a repeat offender of breaking the law. CYS got involved due to her actions. The children were taken from her and given to me, even my step son who is not biologically mine was given to me. Since this happened I have gone to a lawyer to get my biological son, howver I have been waiting for CYS to give me my step son so I do not have to go to a lawyer. I figure there has to be a time sooner or later when they say enough is enough and this girl is not getting her act together and just give me the child. I have had him for almost a year taking them to see the mother once a week for supervised visits. But the funny thing is they keep giving her chances, no matter the circumstatnces or no matter how many urines she fails, they keep the poor child in the system and do not allow him to move his life along with me and his brother. I have been his father since he was 2months old. His father is in jail and his mother is a drug addict. We are now on our 3rd case worker and rthere is no sign that they will be out of our life anytime soon. Mind I myself have a full time state job, I live in a house on over an acre in the suburbs, and own real estate. Still they refuse to "give" me the child and say I must go to a lawyer to legally get him, CYS says they do not give away other peoples children. However if I was not in the picture this child would have been bouncing around from family to family until CYS figured out what to do with his drug addict mother...Thank GOD for me or this child would be lost. It frustrates me because I have to deal with taking these kids to the court house to see there mother when she feels like showing up once a week and have to deal with once a month visits to my house from CYS. They are so on the mother side it makes me sick. Sometimes I wonder are they in it for the child or to make the moter happy. Being a single father with these two children is hard enough, however me and my two sons are happy and better off without there disfunctional mother. Instead of ending this year long nightmare with outsiders invading me and my families life they will continue to be a part of it as long as they can. CYS told me flat out that if I want them out of my life to go to a lawyer to get custody of my step son. However I feel that if they have seen how bad of a mothershe is and how good of a father I am why cant they give him to. They have the authority to take children but not to assign children to the correct parent. Once again if I did not exist they would be shuffling this poor child around until his mother gets her $hit together. Which could take years...when does CYS draw the line...The never will until there funding runs out. But as long as they have cases to work there funding will not run out, which is why I am still being harrassed by these people. The goal of CYS is not to help children but to get a paycheck. As long as there getting paid they will continue to harrass families and try to tell people how to raise there children. Now granted they did step in and take the children from her...which was what they are here to do. And that was the right move. But get on with it, she has not shaped up in almost a year and it is time to say you know what enough is enough this guy is obviously taking care of these kids and is a good father she has had her chances...close the case and stop making money at my families expense!!
You do know the biological father has rights too. Despite his being incarcerated.
Even if her rights are terminated. That does not automatically mean that you will be granted permanent custody.
Once CYS is in your life. They are in it forever.