Just a quick question for you, is the little girl's mother the one you said you were having issue with several months ago? Is this the same neighbor you've openly stated you despise and have been watchful of, almost just by looking out a window, or someone you encounter by walking your dog? How well do you know this little girl's mother, other than what you've heard? Have you witnessed her doing, or her beau, doing drugs? Do they seem to be under the influence when you talk to them? Just curious, in order to understand, fully, how you are a part of the mother's intervention, or the children's safety from the mother, and her beau. You also mentioned something about preventing the little girl from being molested ('Now to hope they look into things before my "adopted" 6-year old granddaughter (next door) gets molested.')? When you reported this anonymously, what was your report about (not asking for all the details, but in general)? I do know that a child/preteen in middle school can be of age to watch over a younger sibling, although I'm sure the legal age may vary by state (I think, universally it's '13,' but I'm not 100%). I also know that a 6 year old can have a clean face one minute, and a dirty face the next. I know children walk barefoot, too. Yet, you also explained that the little girl is friendly. I don't think that is evidence of child neglect, per se, she seems like a normal 6 year old little girl to me.
Here's what happens when a report is filed, and then an investigation goes into action, the protective investigator goes to the residence (usually unannounced) and does a checklist, first. Does the child have toys, food, clothes, a bed to sleep in, etc... If the protective investigator finds the child has adequate care, this child will not be removed from the residence. However, when a mother or father are faced with allegations of drug use, or that law enforcement comes into the picture because the mother (or the beau) is on probation, that child or children may be removed from the residence, temporarily, and possibly taken to the maternal or paternal grandparents. If it's determined the child is not being abused, but that the custodial parent has a drug problem, they will require that parent to go to rehabilitative treatment, which is usually outpatient. Once they've met all the court-ordered requirements, the child/children can be returned to their residence.
Also, if this little girl is your 'adopted' granddaughter, how can you file an anonymous report, and just wash your hands of it? Are you never going to interact with the little girl again? Is that what she deserves? If she does come around, and visits you again, please do not say anything bad about her mother or her mother's beau, okay? Children that age repeat what they hear, as well. K, well, good luck! Have a great Thursday. 🙂