[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/08/05/fldswomenfldswomen.jpg caption="FLDS women at the Yearning for Zion Ranch in Eldorado, Texas, reacting to the removal of more than 400 children in April."]
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Two weekends ago, I saw the pictorial in the Sunday New York Times Magazine on the FLDS families living in San Antonio that were profiled, and thought to myself, what comes next in the investigation stemming from the April raid on the polygamy ranch in Eldorado?
And today we learned that the Texas Department of Child Protective Services is seeking foster care for eight children who returned to living with their families on the ranch back in June.
CPS is asking a judge to put the children into foster care because they say “their mothers have refused to limit the children’s contact with men involved in underage marriages.”
CPS is asking the mothers of all girls aged 10-17 to sign safety plans to protect their children from sexual abuse.
Mothers of the eight children who CPS is seeking foster care for have refused to sign the safety plan.
According to CPS, among other things, the safety plan requires that mothers keep children away from a man who “married underage girls or agreed to an arranged marriage on an underage daughter.”
CPS is asking hearings to be set for removal of the eight children.
No word yet on whether the court will grant the hearings.
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