Child Protective Services (CPS) cannot take your child from you just because you are in detention. But if you do not have a safe place for them to live, they can place your child in a foster home.
If this happens, they may start the process to end your parental rights, especially if
- you cannot find someone you trust to care for your child,
- you will be in detention for longer than a few months, and
- your child is under 3 years old.
If you will be in detention for more than a few days, find a safe home where your child can stay. Ask someone you trust, like a relative or friend. If possible, make these plans before you go to the detention center.