Can I adopt a baby after having a CPS case?
A case with Child Protective Services (CPS) will be declared either "substantiated" or "unsubstantiated" following an investigation. A substantiated case is one where the investigation yields evidence that abuse or neglect has occurred.
It is unlikely that you will be allowed to adopt if you have a substantiated or unresolved case of abuse and/or neglect involving CPS. If you have an unsubstantiated case you probably, though not definitely, will be allowed to adopt.