Child Abuse Pediatrician, Dr. Wendy Lane says in cases like this, DSS will usually do an assessment to make sure the child or children are safe.
"Ultimately, what the Department of Social Services wants to do is what's best for the child, and if they are attached to an adult that's safe to care for them then the Department of Social Services generally wants to keep them in a safe place and some place where they're comfortable," she said.
ABC2 News has learned the couple appeared on an episode of the Steve Wilkos Show in 2012. During the broadcast, the father was accused of abusing the children and family contacted DSS.
So far, investigators say no charges have been filed.