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    mncook is offline Junior Member
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    How many bedrooms per Child?

    What is the name of your state? Minnesota

    Hello everyone! I was wondering if anyone knows the law, (or where I could find it) that states how many rooms there must be for how many children there are.
    My neice and nephew are living with me, and we have a court date to try to get custody removed from the mother (she left them nearly a year ago but recently started weekly supervised visits). She has said that she wants the kids back. Social Services said that she has a really small apartment, I'm not sure how many rooms yet. Someone told me that there has to be so many rooms for how many kids they are. I would assume that her apartment has 1 or 2 bedrooms (but she may also have a roommate). The mother is also pregnant again. Also, after what age are a brother and sister not allowed to share a room?

    Thanks!
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    CJane is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by mncook View Post
    Someone told me that there has to be so many rooms for how many kids they are. I would assume that her apartment has 1 or 2 bedrooms (but she may also have a roommate). The mother is also pregnant again. Also, after what age are a brother and sister not allowed to share a room?

    Thanks!
    Someone was incorrect.

    Section 8 has guidelines by which they determine how many rooms your voucher is for - and that's based on gender of children/age of children/etc. There is not a statute in any state that specifies # of bedrooms/child.

    Family services will ALWAYS be interested in reunification. If mom is complying with a case plan NOW, you are unlikely to be awarded custody.

    I am a single mother of 3. I live in a 2 bedroom apartment. My children who are 10 (girl) 7 (girl) and almost 2 (boy) all share a room. It has not been and will not be a factor in determining custody.

    Neither is poverty or home ownership vs renting or the need of welfare or ability to provide health insurance or a stable job, or having a roommate, or the fact that you attend church 5 times a week while Mom worships Isis at a basement alter.

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