Question: When is an accidental injury considered abuse? Answer: Any time state Child Protective Service workers are called in to investigate a family. How do caseworkers get away with this? Our federal government is paying them to rip our children from our arms. Teisha has experienced this travesty of justice first-hand…
My name is Teisha L., I have a 4-year-old son in foster care. I have written emails to all my government representatives, I can’t get them to hear me.
I was at my son’s fathers home and they where playing, my son was hit in the ear. I was very upset with the father but I never thought that I should have called the police.
Someone called CPS and a caseworker came and took my son. They accused me of being a drug user and daily drinker; this was supposedly, what they heard.
I asked my mother and father to have my son placed in there home but CPS workers would not allow it. They said that my bother, mother and father where all drug users too. My parents do not have the resources to fight CPS. Therefore, my son remains in foster care.
I have passed all their mandated drug tests and I have taken their required classes and more, to show that I am serious about wanting my son back. They want me to do more, but they are not telling me what they want me to do.
Now I wait.
My son was biting himself on the hand (see picture), the caseworker refuses to do anything about it. I see my son 3-times a week but now he acts like the foster mom is his mom and that I am just a friend, coming to see him. It is killing me.
The court appointed an attorney to our case but she wants me to sign even more papers – requiring me to allow CPS to keep my son in foster care for an additional 6 to 12 months.
Why is that they can take my child – even though they have no evidence of wrong doing on my part and still they refuse to give him back? The state can do what ever it wants and we cannot stop them. I am very angry and upset but even more than that, I am concerned for my son.