What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Michigan
I was under the impression that if you own your home you can have as many people living in it as you want, and that siblings can share bedrooms regardless of age and gender. I thought that the only time there were limits on this was in the case of subsidized housing or foster parents.
My friends all agree that you cannot let opposite-sexed children share a room after five years old, and that there has to be a certain number of bedrooms for the number of children in your home. They believe that if these standards aren't met then CPS can remove children from an otherwise loving and abuse-free home. They also said that children of the opposite sex can't sleep with their parents.
I currently (mom) share a queen-sized bed with my daughter because we live with my dad in his teeny two-bedroom house. My friends said that if she were a boy she would be taken away. I am finding all of this a little hard to believe because in this house (750 sq feet) used to live both of my parents, me, my two sisters and my teenaged uncle that my parents had guardianship over. We slept on couches or roll away beds if we had to, and we were all perfectly happy.
What does the law say about this?