The State assures that the best interest of the child is put first, especially to ensure the child’s “health, safety and welfare.” This is also the court’s primary concern when deciding cases on custody or visitation rights. The Family Code of the State of California states that:

Family Code 3020.(a)

“The Legislature finds and declares that it is the public policy of this state to assure that the health, safety, and welfare of children shall be the court’s primary concern in determining the best interest of children when making any orders regarding the physical or legal custody or visitation of children.”

If the courts order for a child to be taken away from the parent or parents, there is a great possibility that it has a just reason to do so. It is best to consult and work with a lawyer who is knowledgeable in issues regarding child custody and family laws to fully understand why the State might take a child away from the parent.