Washington Discriminates Against Fathers

May 31, 2012 in biological parents, CPS, investigation, Washington

I am writing in regards to a case in which I am involved in and I can’t believe how the courts, state and CPS system is in the State of Washington. I am the father of a wonderful 3-year-old and through her life she has had some trying times. She has some special needs, but that is not why I am writing.

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On July 1st of 2010, she was mad because her mother who was not there for her birthday and got mad at me while I was holding Morgan. Long story short she punched Morgan in the right side of her head directly in the right ear. Every since then Morgan has had a number of ear infections in the right ear.

Just over a year and a half ago her mother was arrested for assaulting me. She has had mental issues most of her life. The Thanksgiving of 2008 just before Morgan was born I woke up and went down the hall to find her mother getting ready to cut Morgan out of the womb. I stopped it and asked her what she was doing. She said she wanted to see Morgan before she killed herself. She has also tried twice before we ever met.

There have been a number of times where Morgan was hurt by her mother or from her mother not paying attention to her (neglect).

On September 15th, I had picked Morgan up from her mothers and went out to the Yakima Elks Lodge and there were a number of people there that new Morgan and could tell that there was something wrong with her. Earlier that week at a therapy appointment Morgan was not feeling to well and the therapists and I both said she was sick. Her mother said she just had allergies but Morgan doses not have any allergies at this time.

The mother did nothing and that Thursday night when everybody noticed her she was really sick. I took her home with me and was up all night with her. The next day I took her into the ER. She was really sick and had a right ear infection. This could have been prevented if her mother would have paid attention to Morgan. I could go on and on about how her mother doses not pay attention to her. I also have a ton of proof.

Over the last year I have been fighting and fighting to protect my daughter. The courts of course always favor the mother, and discriminate against the father and the fact that my daughter and I are Native American. I have tons of letters stating I am the best father ever. I have had to sale everything to pay the legal fees; the stress caused me to have a small stroke on July 30th, while I was raising money for the Elks Therapy Program for Kids, which Morgan has been in since she was 3-months-old.

I am loosing my home; I have no health insurance and a ton of medical bills. You can see how tough it is.  My daughter means more to me than anything in the world. I could go on and on. She misses doctor appointments when she has Morgan, just like today.

Our state has one of the highest law suite rates against CPS. I have even wrote our governor and got a response from someone else. Not her. She can release murders from the state pen, but she can’t help protect my little girl. What can I do to get my daughter full time? Like I said I can go on and on, and on. She is just like Casey Anthony only cares about her self and not her child.

  • October 25th, Morgan had an appointment with her doctor at 8:30 a.m. She never showed up with Morgan. I tried calling, but I wasn’t able to reach her. She called me at 9:45 after I called Morgan’s grandmother at her work. She had forgotten about the appointment.
  • On November 9th, Morgan had a therapy appointment at 9:30 a.m. and of course I was there, but there was no Morgan. I called and called. Finally Andrea called me back and said she forgot and if it is so important that Morgan needs to be there then I should come and get her.
  • On November 30th, I went to pick her up and her Mother refused to return her to me. I then had to call the police. The same thing happened on December 1st and I had to call the police again. This time the police forced her to give her to me. After taking off her jacket I could see that her chest was red., I looked and she had open wounds on her chest and burses on her legs. I have photos if you would like to see.
  • On December 7th, once again if not for me Morgan would have never made it to her physical appointment. Andrea forgot and I once again had to call her and she was 30 minutes late. Now if I ever did one of the things I have listed, I would be in jail and never able to see my child. Why? Because I am the male and the state always favor the mother. All you have to do is turn on the TV and see how many mothers go crazy and hurt or kill there children. When is it going to stop?

Through this last year Mrs. Lighty Andrea’s lawyer has advised her client to do what she wants and go against the court orders. That is where the police have to come in and enforce the orders. She has contacted my landlords and caused problems. I have always had to give her my address and landlord’s information, then a week or two after that I have always started having problems with them and have had to call the police on them. I have had to move twice because of this.

Mrs. Lighty has told my old lawyer Mr. Lorello that she has been in contact with my landlords and now because of me moving she is trying to get my daughter taken away from me. Contacting my landlords, causing problems and advising her client to not give me my daughter back and going against the court orders are unethical. It is wrong and she did it deliberately causing problems in my life and to help her client win. I have even herd in the hallway of the court house disclosing private information of clients to other people, including information about my case that is not public information.

Through this last year Mrs. Swanhart Superior Court Commissioner has made decisions not based on the facts and if you read the file you will see that she hasn’t. I have just come to find out that she is acquaintances with the family and friends. I am not from Yakima nor do I have many friends in this town. Besides being a male and being discriminated against for that and the fact that there is a conflict of interest with her knowing family and friends, I have not been treated fairly.  Again there is a conflict of interest.

Just recently I took my daughter to the University  of Washington to the FAS clinic. I did find out that my daughter doses not have fetal alcohol syndrome. She was diagnosed with static encephalopathy, that is sever brain trauma caused by alcohol exposed while in the womb and sever trauma to the head (from the time her mother punched her in the head). I did try to explained everything to her mother shortly after and she did not have time to listen to the report. As a matter of fact her exact words were (I have a life and I will talk to you later). That was over three weeks ago and I still have not herd from her.

I am asking for help. My daughter means more to me than anything in the world. I don’t understand what the system is for when they do what they do, instead of helping the parent that has the child’s best interest in mind. It seams like they’d rather wait until something bad happens to the child then deal with all the paperwork and lawsuits then help the parent.

Any further information you may need or help please let me know.

Morgan’s mother needs mental help, she has for many years before we even meant, and again I have proof, but the courts don’t read everything and my daughter is in danger of being hurt as she already has. When is it enough? How bad doses she need to be hurt before something is done?

Thanks for your time.

R.E.
Yakima, WA

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4 responses to Washington Discriminates Against Fathers

  1. Washington Discriminates Against Fathers, if he could write ombudsman and petition show his evedeince they will help him

  2. Washington State Ombudsman…wow, theres a joke…this is the kind of job people dream of having..government salary, benifits, cushy office…and a complete job description containing the sentence “don’t worry about anything…ignore it..it’ll go away”.

    I wrote the Ombuds office on four separate occations, with almost thirty pages faxed, and supporting documentation to issues in a FOUR YEAR case. 5 Caseworkers…thre AAG’s, three atty’s that quit or have to be fired when you press any issue that needs resolve, because they don’t rock the proverbial boat, or are in the “good ‘ol boy club” and still have to see the opposing atty. and commisioner for drinks after work. The Yakima (personal experience with) DSHS / CPS system, is so full of corruption, and the like, I don’t know how it keeps going without more suits, and more exposure being drawn to it. read this: http://my.kidjacked.com/csrobb007/

    And to add…Lori is now in Washington…drawn back by Patricia Powers promises to return her kids…her demand that we split up, or she will have them adopted out (yet there was no evidence to show disqualifying action to keep me away from the kids)…more funds that we really don’t have to move, and outfit another house…6 civil violations, 2 violations of due process…count;less instances of defamation, slander, and too many moral violations to count. And yes I have all documentation to prove it…recordings of meetings…statements heard by witnesses, and not the 5000 dollars to retain an atty., because we have spent it all on travel and visitation. Ombudsman…pfffft.

  3. Unfortunately, some of the ombudsman are horrible, but I have heard good things about them — in some states. But don’t forget to follow up — contact your representatives. Ask for an investigation — there must be some wrong doing on the part of CPS. But your voice needs to be loud, strong, and undeterred. Keep hammering them. If EVERY does this this we will have an impact. Call them, Write them. Write the judge — even if you don’t hear anything back. Swamp them with paperwork. Make their job difficult. We want them all to quit.

  4. You should do what I did. Call The US Dept of Justice: 888-848-5306 and get a form, or go online and print a form. The Dept of Justice is for Discrimination, however they are still all about Justice and holding any agency accountable. Just fill out the form as it applies to the situation, and attach any paperwork, and what you need to tell them. I recently filed several cases with them, concerning several different families in WA State that were wronged by the system. The more people in Washington State turn in their reports now, the better chance we have at getting results. The DOJ sends an investigator from the Fed, not the FBI necessarily, but the Federal Government none the less.

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