CPS: Officials find missing infant taken by mother with drug history
POSTED: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 2:08pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 2:16pm
Whitehouse, Texas (KETK) — Child Protective Services has found a child who who went missing along with his mother.
According to CPS spokesperson Shari Pulliam, Kimberli Tennison, 26, of Whitehouse, has a history of drug use. Her child, 2-month-old Michael Tennison, had been placed into a temporary managing conservertorship with CPS on April 23.
According to the Department of Family and Public Services website, when a child must be removed from their home, the court appoints Child Protective Services to be a "Conservator" of the child. That means CPS is legally responsible for the child's welfare and that is when a Conservatorship (CVS) caseworker comes in. A CVS caseworker monitors children's care while they are in CPS conservatorship.