that really stinks. they watch houses for months sometimes before they do anything so I'm sure she will be better off. no telling what she has seen lately.
My brother is going through this right now....he is actually on the other side of it. he is raising his nephews (from his wifes side) becuase they were taken by the state. here they always offer them to the family members first. so hopefully she's got a nice family member that has her and she never had to spend a night in a weird place. my brother got a call at 9pm to come get teh kids or they were going to a foster home. there are even financial incentives so the family taking them aren't burdened. (food stamps for the kid and a monthly payment of cash)
hope that makes you feel a little better.