I have a friend who practices family law.
We nicknamed her Wolverine some years ago.
I thought I was brutal, but she's way worse.
And rightly so since children are involved.
If the facts as presented are accurate, I think she'd have the primary decision maker at Children's Protective Service willing to cut his/her own child's throat rather than be uncooperative.
I realize the mother's actions were dangerous. Prime example of mitigating circumstances if ever there was one.
I hope she gets a pro bono who is a real shark.