In 2012, my family turned my baby over to CPS when I was forced to go in for treatment.
Upon my release, two weeks later they had no choice but to return her because (& I quote) “it was due to no fault of your own, that she was taken from your care.”
I was kept an eye on for about six months, then I received a letter stating that if I try to adopt or decide to become a foster parent I could not, because I had a child endangerment charge against me. I am wondering if that is because I complained about my baby coming back to me different.
I let them know the concerns I had with the home they put my daughter in. She told me that the woman had children of her own. Her son would hold my daughter down, by stomping on her with his feet. If my daughter dared to cry, the woman encouraged her son and daughter to punch my daughter in the stomach, call her names or slap her in the face.
The children then told my daughter that if she told anyone, no one would believe her because she was just a stupid foster kid.
My daughter is only five years old and this woman’s children were much older. My baby also had a gold necklace, with a gold crucifix that the woman took from my daughter, and gave to her own.
When I contacted the worker to report this conduct I was just passed off with a question on what I was doing to ensure the welfare of my child. As far as I know, to this day nothing has been done.
Today, my child is in treatment herself and wakes up during the night crying because she is so afraid this woman and her children will find her and hurt her again. I spend quite some time calming my baby down assuring her that she is home safe and sound and mommy would NEVER let anyone or anything hurt her ever again.