If Department Of Human Services are involved; DHS and one of the parents are trying to go for custody. If the involved parent fails I am guessing that DHS will get custody of children. If the not involved parent wants to start a relationship with her child, is it correct it will be too late for that? With the involvement of DHS,if the father is found guilty by the police with the current investigation due to the circumstances DHS have said the child will go up adoption ( adoption Australia). If the mother has started a relationship with her child would her relationship with her child affect the adoption process or the police investigation? What is the adoption process? Can the mother still have a relationship with the child as it grows up?