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More Facts about CPS Buying and Selling Our Children

May 10, 2013 in Child Protective Services, corruption, family court, foster care, grandparents rights

“American taxpayers fund a racket that wrenches the stomach. That is CPS. Some of those involved claim their are just following orders, others just pocket the bounty on children wrenched from their parent’s arms. Nuremberg answered the question of orders; profiting from human trafficking should be a capital offense.”

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Don’t be another statistic!  Get Informed!

 

by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster
(libertarian)
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Under 5 years, blond, blue-eyed – $6,000.00. a top of the line product

We are going to take you behind the lies into the ugly truth that is destroying families for profit every day, in every community across America. You won’t want to believe it but when you see their faces, hear their voices, you will understand why this is happening and what it means to your own life, even if you don’t have children.

The same system that views children as commodities to be sold also has plans for you. There is a solution and we will get to that.

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The CPS steals children using the system paid for by citizens who believe it is being used to protect those in need. That is a fraud; the system actually pumps money into the personal accounts of all those involved in the system, converting children into cash while destroying them and their families. The number of children who emerge from the system, able to function normally, are near zero. Some are never seen again.

The system used includes three stages. The first phase is to shock and intimidate the parents into consenting to let their children be processed into the system. The second phase is to force parents, terrified for their children, to begin a process of ‘case management.’ That process is a template that is designed to push the parents into emotional meltdown and bankruptcy. The third phase is to sever the parental rights entirely and sell the children.

In the wake of this trauma families are atomized, destroyed. Parents and grandparents never again see the children who connect them to the future. Children lose their past and the anchoring each of us needs to develop into a healthy human being… [Continue Reading…]

More Facts about CPS Buying and Selling Our Children

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Kinship Care and Lies

July 6, 2012 in Child Protective Services, corruption, grandparents rights, West Virginia

I have 4 grandchildren that were placed in my home 4/26/2012, by Harrison County, WV CPS.

When my daughter in law had the baby last August she let the doctor know that she had been taking Subutex. She had previously had a problem with narcotic pain killers and had gone to the local clinic for help. They put her on Suboxone and when she got pregnant she had to switch to Subutex. But we could no longer afford for her to go to the clinic.

English: Suboxone tablet - both sides.

Suboxone tablet

She asked her OB about a regular prescription but he said he was not allowed to do that. So a friend was getting it for her.  Also, to make things worse she got my son also addicted to it.So, when she had the baby CPS was called, even though the baby’s system was drug free. They opened a case in February, 2012. Both parents were taking a minimum dose of Suboxone once every day. No one even had any idea that they were taking anything.

The children were always well taken care of, home was spotless, good meals always served, and they were very involved in the kids activities. But because of the addiction, the kids were removed 2 months after the case opened. This has gone from bad to worse.

The case worker told me that I was to keep the kids in their “normal” routine. I told her that the older ones always spent part of the summer in Ohio with their cousins and she said that was fine. So today she calls to tell me I had to get my granddaughter home today, they are not allowed to go out of state except for maybe a weekend and with me.

Also, she had asked me if I WANTED to certify as a foster home and I said I didn’t know, and she said well I will contact a home study and you can look over the paperwork. I did that and because I decided that some of the information they wanted was absolutely my own personal, private business (how much life insurance do I have. who is it with, etc) I decided I did not want to do that.

Then she said I could not keep the kids if I didn’t. And she also said that “WHEN” parental rights were terminated and the kids put up for adoption I would not be allowed to do that if I was not certified.

I want to know what I can do to fight this? Are my grandchildren going to have a lifetime of punishment by this woman? Why are they being punished?

 

S.H., West Virginia

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Kinship care vs Fostering

October 15, 2011 in California, DCF, DCFS, DHS, family rights, foster parents, grandparents rights, Idaho, Michigan

I’ve had several people in the past few weeks tell me that they wish to care for their own family members – as opposed to having them placed in foster care, with strangers. These grandparents, aunts, uncles and other close relatives are being told they must become certified foster parents.

Advocating for Children in Foster and Kinship Care: A Guide to Getting the Best out of the System for Caregivers and Practitioners Federal law requires that state social workers attempt to find suitable placement for “at risk” children, who are removed from their home. In many cases the state is merely paying lip-service and doesn’t actually follow the law.

This is a violation of federal law and the state can lose their federal funding. You should always report such violations of federal law to your U.S. House Representation. Call and request an investigation. You will need to provide them with a legal release form, along with the facts and any supporting documents.

Just today the Idaho Press-Tribune ran an interesting article:

In Idaho, more grandparents still in parental role

Many grandparents who take in grandchildren qualify for a $300 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families grant. The amount is the same regardless of the number of children in a family.

Grandparents also can become certified as foster parents, and take in their own grandchildren through the state system. That means more financial support. Monthly foster payments per child in Idaho range from $274 to $431 based on age; payments increase if children have special needs. Foster children get Medicaid cards and other benefits.

But many families don’t want to do that, Perry said. Some bristle at the idea of giving the state that much control over their families, even temporarily.

“They feel taking care of their own family is their responsibility,” he said.

Tracee Crawford, one of the leaders of the Grandparents as Parents of the Treasure Valley, a Southwest Idaho support group, said grandparents sometimes hesitate to ask for help of any kind, afraid that if they make trouble, their children will take the grandchildren away.

Becoming a legal guardian, another option, comes with its own complications, including steep legal costs, said Crawford.

She became part of a kin-care family when her daughter had cancer. Crawford cared for her and her grandson until her daughter died. She’s been in long legal battles with her former son-in-law over visitation rights with her grandson.

“To become a legal guardian, you have to prove a parent — your child — is unfit,” she said. “That’s really hard to do” — factually and emotionally.

Each state is different, which makes it difficult to know exactly what the law is your own state.

In my own case, I was shocked to find that while I was getting monthly kinship care checks from the State of California of ($357 – back in 2002), at the same time, another relative had a sibling to my grandson. The only difference was that they lived in Michigan; her checks from the State of Michigan – $123.  I felt bad for her because this child has autism and even in Michigan $123. doesn’t go far.

Be sure you check into your own states law, make a few phone calls, talk to an attorney and check out a few state websites before you sign anything. The choice you make could make a big difference in just how much help you are entitled to.

On that note, let me just remind you that if you accept money from the state, you accept all the strings that go along with that money, but it’s better than starving — maybe. We didn’t like giving up so much of our privacy, so we stopped received state funds many years ago – as soon as we could stand on our own two feet.

Knowledge is Power! Exercise your brain.

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New York G-ma Files Petition

July 1, 2011 in Child Protective Services, family rights, grandparents rights, New York

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Broome County, NY

My name is Carolyn, my grandson was taken away from his mom about 5-weeks after he was born. She did everything she could do to get him back. She had previous arrests on her record, so was ordered to drug court and probation along with rehab. Long story short, mom is in a half way house and my son is in prison.

My grandson was taken once again when his mom didn’t comply to drug court. Everyone (legal personal) has told me CPS is to find family first. In my case, I want my grandson out of foster care and living with family members — I do not want him lost in the system. I feel CPS is railroading me and they are quite rude to me, to say the least.

My studies show out of 1/2 a million children in foster care it costs the state 11 BILLION dollars a year to care for them. I am a grandmother wanting my grand baby back home and safe with me. CPS says to file a petition BUT I will sit in the court room without representation as they have their lawyers.

Any legal advise you can give me would be appreciated. I have just finished filing my petition and will be submitting it to Broome county court tomorrow.

Regards,
Carolyn

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Child Wanders Off

May 23, 2010 in foster care, grandparents rights, Oregon

I am in dire need of information that concerns my grandbaby Ambrosia (age 2 1/2) and daughter Natasha (age 20). I am located here in Oregon and have not been able to find resources thus far that concerns our situation. 

Child Wanders Off

Approximately, on March 1, 2010 the baby got out the house while my daughter was at her boyfriend house (around 5:30 pm). The roommate was watching her, and thought that Ambrosia was with my daughter. Ambrosia was found by a lady, who took baby to a market and then called the police. 

Allen, (my daughters boyfriend) first discovered the baby missing and went looking for her, not to long afterwards both Allen and my daughter Natasha called the police. The police told Natasha that the baby was at the station. When Natasha arrived, they handcuffed her and threw her in jail. The bail was set at $150.00. The court, police station, and DHS have not attempted to contact any family, before putting the baby in foster care. The court left it up to the DA and Natasha’s DHS worker to decide what to do. 

It took a week before they set up a safety plan, which included monitoring Natasha; a neighbor was to monitor her and in the meantime, no one was allowed in Natasha’s house including me. The Baby was finally home with her mother. 

About a week passed and the worker called and requested that I stay with Natasha while the worker went on vacation otherwise they would take baby. I let the worker know that I want the baby opposed to putting her in foster care. I live about a 2 1/2 hour drive (no vehicle) from my daughter and have limited income. 

The worker then decided that I could go in the house but Allen could not. While there, Sky the neighbor who is on the safety plan would continually call the worker. She moved out of town that weekend (a Sunday). I mentioned to the worker the previous Tuesday that Sky was moving. The worker was to return the next Tuesday and that is when I went home. 

The next day they took baby away because they said the safety plan was no longer valid because Sky had moved. Two weeks later a court hearing was held, the worker stated that she did not know that Sky was moving until the day before she moved — she knew a week ahead of time. 

The next week DHS decided that Natasha would have a new worker and scheduled a meeting with all involved. The old worker canceled the meeting and another week went by. Finally, a new worker and still no valid safety plan. The new workers name is Gail Carr, (541) 726-6644 ext. #2250. Gail then went on a two-week vacation and the baby is still in foster care. 

I have left messages for Gail stating that I want the baby. Natasha is still finishing high school (she has dyslexia and has a hard time reading) and is on assistance. The state gave her money this month even though baby was not there. Now they are saying that she will have to pay child support. 

The new worker has requested that Natasha move to a place that has on-site management before the baby has a chance of being returned (now they are saying that she needs to move to a sort of halfway house that will only let her stay for a short while). We had court on Tuesday, the court appointed lawyer for the juvenile case (Natasha’s lawyer) contacted her other lawyer and convinced him to postpone court for the criminal charges (so that is not until the first week of July now, he is new to the area). 

Juvenile court for the baby was held last Tuesday. Her lawyer wanted her to plead guilty of four different charges including criminal charges (there really are none, Natasha has no criminal or drug/alcohol history). My daughter is 20 years old and was really devastated by the whole thing. 

DHS kept telling her that she would get the baby back sooner if she pleads guilty. A new form was made up that removed all of the other charges, except for the child neglect charge, as well as stating that she gave up all rights to further hearings. 

By the time we made it back into the court room the judge was not in a good disposition. Natasha did end up pleading not guilty. Natasha’s lawyer was not happy and tried to postpone court but the judge proceeded. The judge put the baby into foster care. All the while DHS has known that I wanted baby until this is straightened out for Natasha. 

Never has there been any contact on DHS’s part nor have they asked for my address and phone number, until last week, when I gave it to them. Most of the time they pretend that I am not there until April 27, at court when I went in with Natasha and her lawyer. 

Another thing that needs to be mentioned is that her lawyer is good friends with DHS and talks about her case; they have had private meetings as well with Natasha there. Her court appointed lawyer wanted her to plead guilty with not only neglect on the charges but also four other charges including criminal. 

Please, if you have any input or resources it would be well appreciated. 

Thank you for taking the time to hear our sad story. 

Sincerely,
Mary Cheshier
mecheshier@gmail.com

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