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MI: CPS out of control

June 20, 2016 in corruption, CPS, Michigan

I just can’t get over how authoritarian our government has gotten. I mean, we lived in a house with an outhouse. Gee, that would certainly be frowned upon by CPS today.

“They had been living in the tents for nine days when police arrived.”

Heck, we used to go to camping in Coldwater, MI for a month, every summer. My husband worked for General Electric and got per diem, so the kids and I spent our days by the lake while my poor husband when to work.  I know that’s not the same thing, but they could have hassled us. We would bring along the fridge and bbq grill, not to mention we camped with five tents.

“The government has tried to standardize what a home is and what a home must have, without consideration for if the children’s needs are being met or not,” Christopher and Antonia said in a joint statement. “This was not a case of neglect, but a case of the government telling us how we have to raise our children — that we must have running water, we must have electricity and we can’t stay in a tent for the summer. To the government it makes no difference if the children are happy and healthy. We need to conform to their idea of normal or they can take your children away.”

They added, “Taking children from families needs to be limited to clear cases of neglect and abuse. It should be every parent’s right to raise their children as they see fit, unless the government can prove that what the parent is doing is actually harming the child.”

So glad things turn out for them.  Read the entire story in OffTheGridNews.

Police Seize 6 Children Simply Because Family Was Camping – Article published: June 12, 2015 

 

 

Help Needed in Colorado

May 10, 2013 in Colorado, corruption, DSS

This mother has written me asking for advice, I have given it.  What is so frustrating is that people still go along with the program, until they don’t know what else to do, then they contact us.

This family did everything wrong… Do you have any advice for them now?

A 9 year old and 3 year old in Colorado using ...

On November 6, 2012, DSS took all four of my children because my 8 year old went to school and told them I gave him a black eye. Officers took my children to foster care based on the allegations of my son.

DSS sends my kids home, 20 days later after we agreed to do a parenting plan. It has been 6 months and my husband and I have complied with everything they asked, psych evaluations, individual therapy, in home counseling and CASA…

(Throughout all this we find out that our son who is 8 has Asperger’s syndrome based on a psych evaluation that DSS had done proved that my son cannot tell difference between fantasy and reality and that he doesn’t know the difference between truth and lie.)

We went into court 2 weeks ago and the judge decided that the case will be closed June 24 2013, as soon as we got resources for our son’s disability.

Last Wednesday my 8 year old goes to school with deep scratches on his neck and says his dad hit him with a baby hanger. Our worker decided without investigating that all our children were in immediate danger and had to be removed from our home. Now our case worker says if we agree to another case plan they will let the kids come home.

Me and my husband now want to fight this so our children are not ripped out of our home again. We refuse to go through any more of this. Did I mention that in one medical record that that my 8 year old admits to lying about abuse to get what he wants. Even our own case worker admits that he has lied to him about abuse.

What if anything can you do to help us? We know we have to get our side of the story on record and that by signing the agreement we are pleading guilty to abuse. Help us please!

D.V. in Pueblo, Colorado

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Fresno CPS Steals Children

August 26, 2012 in California, Child Protective Services, corruption, Kidjacked

I’m writing this on behalf of Ms. Coleman. She’s just devastated because of what’s happening. We now have information that the CPS worker had keys to Caroll’s property in Paso Robles and the public defender that Caroll was assigned has been making nothing but excuses and canceling all the appointment’s that Caroll has made.

Fresno Arch on Van Ness Avenue

Fresno, California

Ms. Coleman lives in Creston, Ca. After her husband died she met Paul Bethel through a friend from Clovis, Ca. They got together and had a daughter. She moved in with Mr. Bethel and he later became violent. She moved out and into a home in Clovis, trying to get along with Mr. Bethel.  Mr. Bethel beat her up pretty badly and was charged and convicted. Mr. Bethel continued to harass Caroll and got her evicted from her home so she moved back to Creston, Ca where her house is. Mr. Bethel did not like this and stole all of Caroll’s and her children’s belongings helping her move out of the home in Clovis. He was to put everything in storage but did not.  Caroll was at her home in Creston when Mr. Bethel started calling CPS.  A worker named Alisha Dozier showed up at Caroll’s home, looked things over and said everything looked okay.

Caroll came to my home in Fresno over a weekend waiting for her storage to open Monday morning,  I was going to help her with her things she had in storage.  When Monday came, this was April 16, 2012 at about 10 am there was a knock at the door, Caroll answered the door and there was police saying Caroll had a warrant for her arrest. Caroll came and got me and she went outside and asked what the warrant was for.  One of the officers stepped back and a woman stepped forward, it was this Alisha Dozier she told Caroll she was here to take the child.

Caroll asked what child because she has two children and she also had her brothers son who she had been taking care of for about a month. Alisha Dozier looked like she did not know what to say after that, then one officer said to take this into the house.

Caroll again ask why she wanted to take the children and then one of the officers told Caroll to “shut up and she knew why cause she’s the one that caused this.” Caroll then told her son to go with his sister and take care of her. Then my brother came out of his room to see what was going on.  My brother asked if they had a warrant and the officer said he did not need one, and told my brother,  “don’t you think I checked into that before coming here”.

Caroll then asked if the children could go to her mothers house which lived not to far from me. Alisha told her that her mother had to be checked first. Now all this is happening with no kind of paper work whatsoever. CPS Alisha Dozier had no paperwork and the police had no paperwork, mind you that it was not just one or two officers they brought the Swat Team.  Caroll has no record and I don’t think the reason for taking the children was for drinking, as Alisha said.

So here we have a CPS worker for another county come to Fresno, with no kind of paperwork, brings the Fresno PD and takes Caroll’s children. And to top that off there is no record of Fresno police department coming to my home.

Carolls oldest is 13 or 14 Alisha Dozier left with all three children and drove to Caroll’s mothers home and dropped off Caroll’s brothers son with Caroll’s mother and did not even get out of the car. She parked across the street, according to Caroll’s Mother.

Then Alisha Dozier drove to Paul Bethel’s house out in Clovis, according to Caroll’s oldest child. In the mean time, Caroll and her mother were on the phone calling CPS trying to find out what was going on, with no results. It took three or four days before Caroll or her mother got ahold of somebody and were given a court date.

According to Caroll’s oldest son, when they finally got to Paso Robles, Alisha Dozier was met by someone who started yelling at her.  Alisha Dozier has not been seen since. The day of Court the Supervisor of Alisha gave Caroll a card and said it was her new worker.

Come to find out that was not Alisha’s Supervisor just someone trying to cover up what had happened or was part of the plan to take the children. This new worker’s name is Sara Tindula. Caroll has never seen or talked to this person except over the phone one time. She’s the person that told Caroll of a court Date.

Alisha Dozier was the one that came to Caroll’s house and met Caroll and is the one that came to my home in Fresno with the police, but this new worker Sara Tindula is the person who signed all the papers on the detention report with all of the allegations and has never been to either home, and has never talked to Caroll other than on the phone one time…yet she’s the ones filing the reports.

Now this report says Caroll fled San Luis Obispo County when in fact she came back to Fresno to get the rest of her things here to move back to her home in Creston. Caroll was moving away to be away from Mr. Bethel. The court in San Luis gave the children to Paul Bethel’s brother David Bethel, which gives Paul access to his daughter any time he wants.

Mr. Bethel has taken his daughter from his brother’s home at all hours of the day or night and to make things worse David Bethel and his wife went to SSA and filed to receive money that Caroll receives for her son, and did this without any authority whatsoever.

What gets me is that they filed before the children where even picked up by CPS! SSA is looking into the matter but has not done anything as of yet. They now have split the children and the oldest is living elsewhere.  CPS has still not even looked into giving Caroll’s mother the children. At a court hearing with Caroll in San Luis, they wanted to transfer the case to Fresno County.

The only reason I can think of is because they screwed up.

The Judge in San Luis told Caroll she could have her children returned to her once Fresno had picked up the case.

Fresno has picked up the case and Caroll still does not have her children back. During this time we have been looking into what had happened. Come to find out the CPS worker that came and took the children knows Paul Bethel very well, and has been a long-time family friend. In fact there’s a person named Kathy here in Fresno that works for the District Attorney and is related to Alisha Dozier by marriage.

We have reached the real Supervisor of Ms. Dozier in Paso Robles and she was not even aware of what had happened she says, but she has to know.  One of her workers, Ms. Dozier, is nowhere to be found.

We have made contact with a Regional Supervisor, which said she would look into it for Caroll and was going to have an Administrative Hearing. Caroll has asked for an Administrative Hearing several times without any results.  She has asked to file complaints and no one seems to want to help. Everyone keeps making up excuses. Caroll does not have the money for a good attorney which wants at the least a $5,000 retainer.

Someone has to put a stop to this madness. Caroll has been tested two times and passed all tests. Ms. Coleman has also been harassed by Fresno Police Department. I happened to be with her one of the times and this officer came at Caroll with so much force I thought he was going to hit her, he even told her he wanted to rip her throat out. If I was not there I would not believe it, but he did.  He acted as if he was calling in our ID’s. He physically searched her out in the middle of a parking lot without a female officer present, and had her take her bra off and jump up and down.

When we got home, Caroll called her mother, which called Fresno PD, and they told her there was no stop by Fresno PD on myself or Caroll.  This is bull, and Caroll was stopped two more times by this officer and his partner, the last time Caroll’s mother was in the car and when the officer saw her he sped off.

I’m a Vietnam Veteran and never in my life have I seen an officer or a CPS worker and court system so screwed up. This is a SHAME to us all.

John Banias
Fresno, Ca 93727

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Help bring Westin home…

July 12, 2012 in California, Child Protective Services, corruption, post parental termination

My parental rights were terminated by a referee in LANCASTER, CA on JUNE 25th 2012. I need to know if there is any way I can get my son back, or get visitation, it seems this situation is hopeless. Even if it is hopeless I will not rest until I know my son is okay.

I am trying to understand the appeal process and rehearing?  I don’t know which papers to file, and I can’t find a decent attorney that even gives a shit to even look at my case without a $10,000 retainer. I am not going to be ripped off by another whack job from honolulu that I trusted, but later find out he was never on my side all along.

I was tricked into signing a waiver of rights, and  was late for my TPR contested hearing and they proceeded to terminate my rights without me. I can’t even look at my own child’s file anymore. I will not give up! If I have to I will die fighting this unjust system.

We were not even granted a “goodbye visit.”   I never got the chance to explain to him what was going on, let alone talk to the judge throughout this whole case to tell my side of the story. The social worker would cut visits off if I even started to explain to him or tell him that I love him and will never give up on him, that was considered details of the case which we were never allowed to talk about.

Wes is 5 years old and was taken from me in Sept 2009. I’ve been fighting for 3 years to get him back.  But I am only a mother, one person against all these wolves. They don’t play fair, and I  didn’t go to any law school, and all this rules of court, welfare code, is a different language to me. My brain feels like it wants to explode. My heart feels shattered, and my soul is handicapped from the piece that is missing.

His father is in prison until 2014 and has only been established as the “alleged father” Because I had no idea he didn’t have rights until paternity was established, and I don’t have any clue on how to go about doing that.

I went through the rehab and parenting classes, and the grief counselling, and whatever else I understood the court asked me to do. And then they yanked everything I had been working for the past 9 months with one missed test. And with only a couple month to do what it had taken me almost a year to do, the Court ordered me to do it again.  My life has been hell ever since, even more now that I am not allowed to see my son anymore, and I don’t know if they have moved him again with another strange family.

Please do not excuse my pleading for help as just a request from another worthless drug addict that can’t take care of her kid, because that is what the record seem to look like and what society pictures when I try to explain the situation.

I now realize that they were building my character in the record from day one and the lies they told to make me look crazy to restrict visitation, so they could make visiting miserable only under their supervision.

My son is everything in my life, and they can’t deny that. Every visit up until the end was explained as excellent, and well planned for. In that alone should of been evidence enough to grant the “parent and child bond that would be detrimental to terminate”… but nobody seems to care about anything besides the money.

The department did not make “reasonable efforts” There is nothing reasonable about this whole thing. The department and adoption company “PennyLane” have put us both through hell, and set up obstacles to sabotage reunification. If you don’t believe me, just ask any parent that has been forced to prove themselves to the California juvenile court.

There was no evidence that this mother physically or emotionally abused her children, or neglected the children as to feeding, clothing and maintaining his health. Additionally, when initially contacted, and before intervention by the CPS, mother owned her own home, was not on public assistance, and the child was up to date on all immunizations, and thriving in the home.

I don’t know what evidence I had to show to these people to prove that. It would of been obvious to anyone that actually took the time to personally assess the situation, but it seems that this case is nothing but a file to be pushed on to the next guy, and just another number.

This is my sons life, and my life, and our family has been torn apart by this crazy system. It just almost seems unreal.

Can you please help me in the appropriate steps that I need to take for justice to be served? If you don’t believe that you can help please pass my information to anyone that might be able to help me.  I’ve got another promised date to enter another rehab in a couple weeks. Not sure if it will  do any good, since my rights have already been terminated.

I need the best appeal lawyer I can find as soon as possible that will not take no for an answer and he needs to have heart. I also need someone to personally explain all this procedure. Also, I wish for anyone to go over this case and find errors that are appealable. I also need a miracle.

Thank You for your time and concern, and God bless.

Respectfully,
Paula, California

DCFS and Rett Syndrome

October 4, 2011 in Adoption, Arkansas, corruption, DCFS, foster care, foster parents

Who will stand up and speak out against the power hungry DCFS workers in Little Rock, Arkansas? Even children with Rett Syndrome deserve parents! Why would the state prefer to warehouse children in an institution? It doesn’t make any sense. Read Jill’s story…

My daughter’s foster home closed this past week, due to some paperwork she had not turned in. I am by no means excusing this, as she has acknowledged she was in the wrong.

Official seal of City of Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock DCFS, Out of Control!

She and her husband were in the process of adopting three girls. The attorney for the 14 year old requested a hearing; the judge gave custody to my daughter and son in law. The judge said he was displeased with how DCFS had handled the case.

They removed the 4 year old from their home on Thursday; and placed her in an institution, located in North Little Rock. She suffers from Rett Syndrome, a severe form of autism, and she is unable to speak. They removed the six year old on Friday morning, and placed her in another foster home.

My daughter was told she could not speak to, nor assist with the transition of the four year old. My daughter is the only one who has cared for this child in three and a half years. She has fought the state on numerous occasions to get the training needed to care for this child.

DCFS also failed the children. The 14 year old met with her caseworker once – six months ago – the day before a court hearing. The next day, in court, the caseworker did not know her name, age, or where she went to school. Caseworkers, by law, are required to visit children on a weekly basis — no one has been in the home to check on any of the children in six months.

When we were in court, the DCFS workers were sitting directly in front of us, they talked about my family, knowing we could hear every word they uttered. One made the comment that she had wanted to close this foster home since last November. However, they placed another child in the home just this past spring.

The agency has opposed the adoption of the four year old because of her disability. They say she is better off in an institution.

We love this little girl and do not feel she is a burden at all. My daughter and son in law asked to proceed with the adoption of the four and six year old. They even offered to waive any stipend the state would pay, but the state workers declined. Maybe it is the position of the state that all handicapped children should live in an institution?

I believe these children belong in a loving home with friends and family to call their own. What the state is doing is wrong.

Jill H.
Little Rock, Arkansas

Learn More About Rett Syndrome

WebMD Medical Reference

Rett syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder that affects girls almost exclusively. When boys develop the Rett syndrome mutation, they die shortly after birth.

What Are the Symptoms of Rett Syndrome?

Although it’s not always detected, a slowing of head growth is one of the first events in Rett syndrome. Loss of muscle tone is also an initial symptom. Soon, the little girl loses any purposeful use of her hands. Instead, she habitually wrings or rubs her hands together.

Around 1 to 4 years of age, social and language skills deteriorate in girls with Rett syndrome. A girl with Rett syndrome stops talking. She develops extreme social anxiety and withdrawal or disinterest in other people.

Rett syndrome also causes problems with muscles and coordination. Walking becomes awkward as girls develop a jerky, stiff-legged gait. A girl with Rett syndrome may also have uncoordinated breathing and seizures.

Treatments for Rett Syndrome

There are treatments available for Rett syndrome. Rett syndrome treatments focus on helping a girl live the best life she can with the condition. Physical therapy can help improve mobility in these children. Speech therapy may help somewhat with language problems. Occupational therapy helps girls perform daily activities — like bathing and dressing — independently.

Experts believe that therapy can help girls with Rett syndrome and their parents. Although a “normal” life may not be possible, some improvement can be expected with therapy. Participating in activities — including school — and improved social interaction are sometimes possible.

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