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I'm an alienated grandmother. CPS mishandled our case from the moment they answered the phone.
Cps took my boys and makes me jump through rings of fire...to get them back my boys just want to be with there dad but cps treats me like I'm some criminal...my boys were well taken care of...I just want them home were they belong...
Delt with ******** and still dealing with this bull******in misery(missouri)
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My fiance and i had our 3 children taken by children and youth services the youngest being 3 yrs old over false allegations that have not been proven. They got involved in our lives 2 years ago and they claimed they wanted to help us become a better family but instead took our children. We are doing all we can to get them back but they wont even allow either of us to see them. We have family members willing to take them and they are stalling that process as much as possible.
Bring our babies home!!!!! At least 1/2 of these kids are taken under unconstitutional laws. we need to turn the law back around and get these Child Protective Services right! Proper training and time to get trained properly. And please help by weeding out the bad seeds inside the CPS offices! TY
If children are being removed from the mother & father then the Grandparents and the next 5 generations should be notified to take these children before they're place in a strangers facility (foster Care) I have been fighting for my 3 grandchildren for almost a yr now and CPS is using everything possible to keep them from me and adopt them out. This is Stealing I drive a school bus have no criminal record and they are denying me custody of my grandbabies even with the parents approval this is an OUTRAGE and needs stopped It's costing me evberything I have to fight the system when those finances could and would've been used for the children living in my home they are dragging me through the mill with excuse and lie after
lie.When does the Law do whats right for these children and not for the $$?????
I grew up in a SEVERELY, HIDEOUS physically, sexually, mentally and emotionally abusive home. My 3 brothers (2 older and one younger) ran away many, many times from the time they were in grade school. Beaten in the head with crowbars and pointed nose shovels my 2 older brothers ran away. It was about 1972 0r 73. They were gone for weeks. My brothers got caught shop lifting some bologna, bread and milk. When they the Officers why they ran away they were brought home (even though they had obvious wounds consistent with the reported abuse). Our parents were both medical professionals who worked in the local University Hospital. Our home, clothing and belongings were typical for 5 children of a working professional couple. My brothers were basically not believed or considered liars and returned to our Father whom had committed this abuse. They were then beaten bloody, kept in the crawl space of the house(we lived in Jacksonville Fla.) for about a week. That was only one incident. My brothers were about 13 and 10 years of age, grossly skinny with all bones showing, pale with dark circles under their eyes. The school records would have shown absences of a week or 2 at a time(healing from abuse) we were made to wear long sleeved shirts on days of 75-80 degrees. I thought it was odd and people would look at us funny, but nothing was ever done. Today, children are taken for no reason with no signs of abuse or neglect. This system has never been effective for protection and now it actually places safe kids i danger. I agree that a child protective system is needed, but it has only been in place by name. IT IS TIME FOR CHILDREN TO HAVE CHAMPIONS WHEN THEY NEED SAVING. It is imperative to have a WORKING system in place..NOW! Take out the financial and sicko rewards of this current system, that would be a great place to start.
Where $$$ & gov't agencies are involved, it is always an uphill battle. Honesty and transparency are not in part of their method of operation.
There is no time to lose.
This Injustice by DCF/CPS against one American child is injustice against all Americans. Help us put the Justice back into Child Protective Services and get them focused on finding and saving abused children and not taking children from parents and placing them into abusive foster homes. It's time we removed financial incentives from DCF no longer making it a profitable business of tearing loving non-offending families apart. Federal funding as an incentive to remove children from the parents is the Federal government paying state run agencies to kidnap children. Why not have Federal funding to help reform the family, and keeping them together? Instead, the system is idiotic and designed to destroy families. Children suffer more in the foster homes and a large percentage say they were happier with their parents, even with problems in the home. Children want mommy and daddy, not strangers. Use your head and fix this nationwide problem. Help families. DO NOT DESTROY THEM.
Bring Baby Kathryn home immediately to a place where she is loved and taken care of by those who know her best, her family. CPS is broken and will not work with families, they only see what they want to see.
Federal funding as an incentive to remove children from the parents is the Federal government paying states to kidnap children. Why not have Federal funding to help reform the family and keep them together. The system is idiotic and designed to destroy families. Children suffer in the horrible foster homes. They want mommy and daddy, not strangers. Use your head and fix this nationwide problem.
When i was a child, there was a number of visits to my home. Ok family life may not have been perfect, but it didn't warrant such intrusion. However, my family was not alone in this harassment. Other families I knew were also subject to such harassment by CPS officers. Then, one day, I learned there was a child being physically beat up by his father daily. He'd come to school covered in bruises. Teachers and parents reported his abuse time and time again, but CPS NEVER bothered to investigate. One day it was in the paper that he had died. We learned later that he was beaten to death but investigators "couldn't figure out" who had done it. Everyone at the school knew! Still, CPS continues to harass people who take good care of their children and to ignore those cases where the children really do need help. It's ALL about the money! The CPS workers don't want to get involved with those kids who really need help because it isn't easy. Tough. They need to stop going after any kid who ever argues with his parents just because it's "easy" and take care of the kids who REALLY need help instead of sweeping them under the rug, hoping they will disappear. And those (and i've dealt with my share of them) who have reported families (like my own) all because they are jealous, spiteful, think it's funny, etc, NEED to be punished for false accusations. It should NOT be tolerated when someone falsely claims a parent is abusive just because they don't like the parent. Children who falsely accuse their parents also should face retribution, as well. Too many kids think that if their parents get in trouble with CPS then they won't get punished for doing bad things. This also needs to stop.
CPS needs a major overhaul and so does the Foster Care program. I'm not saying "every" Foster Care Family or CPS worker is corrupt, but WAY to many are.
The last paragraph says it best! "Injustice against one American is injustice against all Americans. Help us put the Justice back into Child Protective Services and get them focused on finding and saving abused children. It's time we removed them from the profitable business of tearing loving non-offending families apart."
Something needs to change as to many children who have case before CPS end up being abused more or end up dead. This needs to stop and our tax dollars do not need to be funding agencies that are such a failure.
I have also been victimized by CPS agents and have witnessed it for countless others. I agree that this system is highly flawed and it needs a major overhaul beginning with it's representatives.
I sign in honor of former Georgia Senator Nancy Shafer - RIP.
These legal standings need to be reevaluated at once. new regulations must be applied along with establishing oversight committees comprised of the general public who are to fulfill oversight for two years before being replaced

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