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Overweight Child taken by CPS

May 5, 2015 in biological parents, corruption, CPS

I am a single father of one who has not been econ able to talk to my son in almost four weeks now because of CPS and casa. My son is ten and I am 35.

I have no voice in the court room or at any level of the system. This has been going on for seven years now on and off. It started when he was almost three they took him from me because he was heavy/fat.

They made it to where I had to have supervised visits to make sure I wasn’t giving him anything to eat or drink. Not because I beat him or sexually touched him or digleated him or that even I was drinking or using drugs around him, just because of diet. My court appointed lawyer didn’t even know what to do cause he has never even heard a case like mine.

I am at a loss and alone and don’t know what to do. Any help you might be able to tell me I would be grateful.

Kentucky Single Father

Arizona Mom Needs Attorney

January 20, 2012 in Arizona, biological parents, family court, family rights

Hi. I need help. I was hoping that you would have some reputable attorneys who fight cps in the Phoenix Arizona area?

It’s been a year since I have seen my little boy who will be 7 years old next month. CPS took him away from me on July 4, 2009.

For a year in a half I did everything that CPS demanded of me. I took parenting classes, anger management classes, mental health classes. My visitations with my son went from 2 hours twice a week to 1 hour once a week.

My son is diagnosed with MMR, ADHD & ODD. He was placed in foster care but only until an adoptive placement took place. I have found out many of times the foster care family neglected my son’s health. When I notified my CPS case manager they didn’t do anything.

I am all alone with no family support. I don’t feel like I can trust just anybody anymore due to the fact I trusted my state and they conspired against us (my son and I).

I can’t sleep. I can’t eat. I think of my son every second of every day. I feel guilty because I allowed the state into our lives because I had nothing to hide and they straight up lied about me. I am a good mom. My son is my world!

When I did have supervised visits, my son never wanted to go back to his foster parents. He always wanted to come home with me. The psychologist hired by CPS said to the court that my son doesn’t think of me as an authoritive parent but just a playmate because I only wanted to make the hour I had with my son happy.

I feel like I have a strong case against CPS but I cannot afford an expensive attorney. Can you please help me find an attorney who will listen to my story and help me. I feel so alone.  My son is in a group home now. I am frightened for my son to be all alone in this big scary world at the tender age of 7 years old. I just want to protect him and give him the same opportunity every child has at becoming an successful, honest adult. I want him to know that I love him and will never give up on him.

I don’t use drugs and I have never been in trouble with the law before CPS wrongfully accused me of child abuse neglect.

Please, please help me.

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Fighting Court Bias

January 29, 2009 in Arkansas, family court, Visitation

Fighting Court Bias in Arkansas

Six years ago, I was a recently divorced single mom. I was struggling and turned to my mother for help. I was offered a job out of state and had asked my mother to care for my children long enough for me to be able to find a home where the job was.

I signed guardianship of my children to my mother in case of an emergency. I’ve been denied the right to be with my children ever since. I have been through two different lawyers. I have been fighting for custody of my children, Evelynn (11 yrs) and Jessyca (9 yrs) in the courts for 3 years now.

When I started, I had been paying child support, yet I was denied all contact with my children. Recently I have been allowed a meager 12 hours of unsupervised visitation a month. I now pay the maximum allowable child support for my income, $264.00 twice a month!

Criminals are allowed more contact with their children than myself! Even deadbeat fathers get standard visitation of every other weekend and holidays!

I have had a stable home and a stable job for several years. I have no physical or mental disability to prevent me for providing a good life for my children. I have been involved with child protective services and they found me to be a good mother. I have even had parenting classes provided to me by child protective services at my request!

I want custody of my children. My children have stated to a court appointed counselor as well as a court appointed (for them) attorney that they want to live with my husband and I.

My home has been proven fit for my children. I have a bedroom all ready for my little girls to come home. I have never been found unfit by child services. I don’t even have a criminal record other than traffic tickets. So, what I want to know is what is stopping the courts from allowing me to raise my children?

My mother was raised in Yell County, Arkansas, where my case is being heard. She personally knows the judge and all the court employees. When I first filed for custody of my children, with out my mother’s knowledge, somehow she was able to file a counter suit before my case was ever served to her!

She used to baby-sit the mother of one of the court clerks employed at Danville Court house. I know in my heart that there is a serious miscarriage of the law happening in this case. I feel that as long as my case is a Yell County court case, I will never get my children back. I feel that the court is unfairly biased against me, to the benefit of my mother.

Why else would this court system fail my children and myself so badly? I am tired of watching my children cry every time I have to return them to their grandmother. Please, I am begging you to help me. I just want to be a mommy. Please help me!

Thank you for your time,

Russellville, Arkansas
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Visitation Questionnaire

October 17, 2008 in DHS, foster parents, Visitation

We are a foster family that is frustrated with DHS regarding visitation and we are considering offering to supervise visits to make it easier.

The mom made some mistakes regarding visitation at the beginning of the case, but seems to be doing better. It is so difficult to get visitation scheduled with DHS supervising that we think it would be easier to work directly with the mom. We would like feedback from bio parents.

  1. Would you prefer to have one of the foster parents supervise visit or would you prefer DHS?
  2. Would you want the foster parent to be silent unless redirection of conversation is necessary?
  3. Would you be willing to do things together with the foster family in order to make it more comfortable for the kids?
  4. What recommendations/concerns would you have as the bio family?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

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