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BELLINGHAM CPS IS COMMITTTINGFRAUD AND STRAPPING SEVEN YR OLD LIL GIRLS TO.GURNIES
In the last four years CPS has been apart of my families lives due to a woman who has abused making false allegations and telling lies about our family. If CPS would have taken the time to look into the sheep's wool they would have seen the wolf! CPS has been taken complaints from a woman who has been found to be an unfit mother by the courts......
The system is broken, when will they really address the issue so we don't have to read about these tragedies in the daily news!
My children have currently been taken away by dfps cause of a minor burn I admitted to accidently doing my children have never been abused or neglected by me or their father when the pediatrician told me he had to report my daughters injury to cps I honestly was not even worried I figured cps would come see we are a loving family and it was a accident my case worker kept making it seem as if it wasnt a big deal then outta nowhere he tells me my children need to be placed in foster care I lost my mind idk how this was even a option my children have never had a history of any dr visits that were for anything other than boils, constapation or their wellness shot check ups my kids are currently staying with my sister in law were allowed to see them from 8 am till 10 pm only and it has to be supervised I am heartbroken beyond believe tears roll down my cheeks as I write this I dont know what to do moving foward I feel that I need a lawyer if anyone has advice on how this works I would greatly appreciate it I just need my babies back home :'(
The children are always the ones that suffer...
Adult Protective Services is just as bad or worse. Once the abuser files for guardianship, APS leaves it up to a civil court to handle. The judge is never allowed to hear all the evidence. All APS had to do was interview a couple of doctors to know what was happening and bar the abuser from contact. APS did not consider it abuse when a daughter blocked doctor visits, blocked prescription medications and refused dental treatments until root canals were required on her elderly dad with Alzheimer's. She would inherit a lot of money when he died.
The most innocent of victims, our children, need our protection and deserve it. To not have the above is a complete injustice against us all and once again a failure of our government. Please support this correction and help us point this agency in a new direction.
This appears to be another government agency gone bad.
We need more diligence in child abuse cases to ensure the safety of all children. I realize that there are way to many cases and it is overwhelming but this does not excuse us from our obligations to ensure that each case is handled with total dedication, honesty and a complete passion to find the truth and protect our children.
I 100% agree with this petition because 6 yrs of sobriety didn't stop cps from coming in at the hospital preventing me from breastfeeding, telling me and my husband we had to go take a full panel drug screen before we left with our new precious bundle of joy and we both passed. If that wasn't good enough and should've ended there they opened a case come to.find out because I asked the nurses after my c section to not prescribe or give me percocet (which used to be my drug of choice-doing the RIGHT THING) and even after explaining our journey they opened the case!! YES, after SIX years of sobriety!
We dealt with this for 6.5mths (had to take drug counciling, sign partial custody of our daughter to my mother in law n coupdnt take our newborn to visit family and friends, or take her by ourselves to the doctors visits alone as her parents, & my child still wasn't allowed to be breast fed !! She missed out on that bonding, those nutriants, those essitial vitamins and dha that formula just cannot provide and if that wasnt bad enough, they also made us do couples counciling, go to n.a. meetings, and do full panel screens for nearly 7 mths. Guess what?! We passed them ALL! So she finally closed our case and decided since she was going to be a new mom, it was also time for her to finish up her cases and move on to a new job because they're so ridiculous in Lexington and Mt sterling KY. My husband was out of town working when she came over to do the paperwork so she signed his name....a month later these a holes tried to reopen the case because SHE felt we should have our case closed and forged his name!! I told them I will do 1 more test and no more because $44 each week just isn't pheasable so that's what hubby and I did. Of course we passed and next week they wanted to have us come in and talk with them about reopening the case even with us cooperating the whole time so finally enough was enough & we had to tell them to just contact out attrny. Needless to say the next Monday we got a call that our case had been closed.
Now 2.5yrs later (last mth) my son whom I lost temp custody to cps when he was little for doing wrong and being a self admitted terrible parent, was placed with his paternal grandmother because his dad was a real p.o.s too. Fast fwd to age 9 his grandmother had a stroke, his dad and I file for him seperatly (keep in mind dad just got out of prison and my son doesn't even know him like he should), I had done everything I was ordered to do, tool parenting classes, and had my son every weekend for the last 4yrs and they give someone whom didn't finish any of the requirements custody. Guess who his dads gfs fathers best friend and golfing buddy is? Yep! Our family court judge! Guess who went to rehab just 2 wks ago? My sons dad for 13mths and I'll be damned if they didn't give custody of MY SON to his GIRLFRIEND OF 1yr!! I am so ****ed off. I just don't know what to do anymore. Can't win for loosing!
This is happening to my friend and the police reports showing sexual abuse by the father was not presented to the grand jury by CPS. THE CHILDREN ARE STILL BEING ABUSED BY THEIR DAD!!!!!
A friend of mine has had her 2 kids ripped from her and placed into hands of father that preys upon them. All with no investigation from CPS. Cases are closed before being researched. This should be criminal, not civil implications.
There is such corruption in this whole system. Those with enough money somehow get by with continual abuse and the children suffer irreparable harm. This must be fixed.
I fill sorry for the people. In the USA that. Have to dill with cps that lose there kids on there ex word and not on the fact and i think cps should. Have to answer. For ther action
Children are crying and children are dying because of the poor decisions made by CPS in Bexar County, TX. Just check the records! SERIOUS reform needed NOW!!
Definitely needs reform!
The injustice I have witnessed in Bexar County, TX is beyond disgusting. There are obvious problems with the entire system. CPS must be reformed NOW! Our government must make this a top priority. The corruption I've witnessed among lawyers, judges, and CPS is mind blowing. Reform CPS and get child abuse cases out of family court and into criminal court where they belong.
So glad to see this petition. It is long, long overdue. Almost weekly you read about another child lost due to the shoddy work of CPS. Personally, I know of a case where the children have told doctors, policemen, councilors and others that their father sexually abuses them, yet CPS, in all it's wisdom, recommended they live with that man, and they were turned over to him. Sexual abuse is a criminal act. If there is even a suggestion of it, a prudent person would not deliberately recommend they be sent to live with the accused. How can that be in the best interest of a child? Reform? You bet we need it!!
CPS system at its best is just treading water. Case load so overwhelming that even a good case worker can't get cases resolved properly. Way too many incidents of children lost in a system that doesn't function properly. These case workers are cutting corners and making decisions based on info compiled from phone calls and affidavits filed by people who are not interviewed or investigated. System needs to retooled from the top down, proper training received and updated/recertified annually. Spend some money on improving this program and the system children are thrown into. Time to pull tax dollars away from so called pre-school (babysitting/daycare) headstart education programs that don't work.
What has happened to our judicial system that some officials have chosen to abuse it because they would rather have power and money in their pockets, rather than protect the innocence of our children?
It just takes a anonymous cal by a ex or neighbor anyone to turn you life around. To have your children taken from your care and put into the hands of your ex. Cps creates doubt by lieing to you and your family members, and they dont care who they hurt. They allow the anonymous caller will not be investagated but they will be able to raise your childern. based on lies.
How can those in places that can stop this look in the mirror each day?
CPS is broken, Please reform the system. Families and children need your help.
I have written 3 times with no replies i can not have a reply via email cuz i don't remember my pass word but cps is a system that is an has been messed up for awhile when i was 5 a active foster care judge signed an adoption where a previous foster mother was physically an mentally abusive an then returned me to foster care like an item at Walmart signing her rights away all my siblings where adopted into differnt homes i grew up age 9 to 17 in a messed up system an b4 that wasnt easy with the psycho path cps placed me with my 4 year old made allegations of sexually being a abuse by her foster father they refused a vaginal exam an completely ignored my 6 yr old saying the foster mother slaps my 2 yr olds hand an tells her no so now these people our fosterin more kids an i really need some one to look over my letters i have sent i wan justice i am about to be 25 yrs old .cps please leave me alone an my kid why are yall still harassing me an allowing abuse why is the state of Texas allowing me to go through so much
Well i would like to give an update i have made previous comments cps has said in our last court date that we would be getting our girls back well we had to get a lawyer due to their lies an trickery we have completed every thing they have asked also my child was sexually abused by her foster father an they refused a vaginal exam and when my spouse reported to his councilor his associate who i see is a joke he then asked why is that my spouse then replies she gets paid to lie for cps his councilor replies back that's part of our contract wow so cps pays these people to lie so they our an holding our kids hostage every thing out of cps an their contracted therapist is a lie
Not saying they do not ever remove children from homes where there is a great need to do so, but what measures are being taken to fix the cases where there are false allegations, misscomunicated reports(to put it nicely) and curruption throughout the local entities, the list goes on and on! Caps need check and balance especially in small town america where abuse of power due to personal vendetta and protection of wrongdoers through the good old boy system run rampant
As a former CPS worker for three and a half years, I have made it my goal, after taking a job in the private sector, to advocate for reform of the entire child welfare bureaucracy. I have seen too much inefficiency and self-preservation to allow this agency to operate as it currently does. If the public were aware of the abuses that go on behind closed doors, CPS would be radically reformed.
My daughter who is 24, had her 2 year old daughter taken away from her, because she stood up to CPS in Lubbock. It never should have happened. She was first targeted in September 2011 when her beautiful little girl was born. Elliniah Selene. There is no joy such as seeing your grandchild being born. The hospital in Lubbock, UMC targeted my daughter in the hospital as well as another young mother on the maternity floor. Because they were the only mothers at the time who were on Medicaid. The allegations were the two mothers were not bonding with their babies fast enough. We fought the caseworker and she had no choice but to close the case. There was a second initiated contact in September of 2013. My medical records in an e.r. visit was made public to CPS due to false positive of methadone drug use. Which after myself and my son fought the e.r. attending physician on. My health issues as well as over the counter medications can and do, quite often cause false positives in toxicology drug screens. We were told in the e.r. that only actual ingestion of methadone can show up and no other possible way. Browsing the Internet for 30 minutes tops showed how false positives of any type of illicit drugs can result from illness and other medications. I fought the CPS worker on that one by stating my rights to privacy of my medical records and hospital staff contacting CPS giving my information to them. I spoke to an attorney over the phone and stated to the worker exactly what my rights were and she knew what my rights were. The case was closed. The third contact came in February of this year for an intake that we were living in the family car. There was no truth to the allegation, but there was an emergency removal before we even had the chance to fight it. Now, after today's Initial Permanency Hearing, my daughter was told do the services, see you next time in November. 8 months will have gone by at that time. My daughter is expecting her new baby the very same week. No chance of our little Elli being there to share this pregnancy with her mother and being there when her baby sister or brother is born.We have an attorney that her paternal grandmother recently retained for the case after firing the court appointed one in June. Two thousand dollars just to be told what you read about on all these websites of hundreds of families going through the same thing. The evidence to rebut all allegations, sit right here at the very desk I sit at night after night trying to find the way to get that baby home where she belongs, while CPS lies in court and to my daughter pretty much on a weekly basis. They are doing everything they can to give my granddaughter to the birth father who is dangerous for her to be around and was forced to have visits with him and his family and she had never met any of them in the 2 1/2 years of her life. His choosing after a few attempts over a year ago to see her. She has changed so much. She is shy with everyone, except her mother, but
My teen granddaughter became angry at her dad for trying to control her activities. She made a false accusation of abuse against him. However, I don't think she realized the ramifications. She has now been kicked out of 2 foster homes and run away from the third. Neither my son's lawyer nor he were notified about his daughter running away until we stumbled upon some information. His lawyer contacted the CPS caseworker who said she was "planning" to get in touch with them. She had not yet filed a runaway report, even though my granddaughter was missing for nearly a week by that time (we thought). I called to complain about this, but the caseworker claimed that she was unable to do anything because it was a holiday week-end, and she isn't responsible for anything when the office is closed. We just learned that my granddaughter had actually been missing for 2 weeks when I called. In fact, the caseworker delayed so long to report this (probably to cover herself), that my granddaughter then scrounged money from friends and took a bus to another state! The caseworker seems completely unconcerned. When I complained, I asked what would happen if the child threatened to commit suicide. She said, "Well,……has the suicide hotline number" as if that is a suitable answer. These people have falsified so much information on the so-called records, and when you go in to one of their meetings, the only people who are allowed to talk are the social workers, the child's so-called attorney and the child. The parents or other interested parties are shut down if they try to speak. I could go on and on. I am really furious that they can get away with this and are more concerned about their days off than the welfare of any children. We need to figure out how to file a lawsuit against these people--CPS in Washington state. The damage they have caused to our family is unconscionable, and my granddaughter will be forever scarred by the way they have allowed this all to happen.
my children were ripped from me put into foster care I proved them wrong on the accusations and they are being melosted. all over ******** false accusations and they TPR'd me Colorado sucks
I am fighting for my Biological grandson born 30 days ago. His mother is in agreement of me raising him but state has broken many laws.They have failed to place him with family and have not shared any information about him. He is a premi and was in NICU, fighting it till he returns with family
Cps came n took my kids on false reports n tricked me into coming to dhhr were they took them n i permanently lost my rights n the stress of the lies killed my father. but i see them giving really bad parents ten or more chances i only got one
I've lived every father's nightmare in the past 7 months. Just so you all know. My daughters were sexually touched by a sexual predator. The predators father refused to get her help and used his daughter as a tool, and weapon on my own babies in my own home during a sleepover. Not once did he mention the nightmare that was about to unfold in less 24 hours of dropping her off.. He denied she did anything, though she admitted it. This child sexually touched 3 children including a sibling, a baby sitters child and my own daughter all in 1 year. She was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder in Lackawanna County at First Hospital of Wyoming Valley.. My family was ripped apart and I've had ENOUGH. So what I did was dig deep, because no one finds out this information without feeling an emotional attachment - So I contacted the BOSS OF CYS (WHO FUNDS THEM/WHO THEY ANSWER TO) Mrs. Aubrey Levy from Monroe County Commissioners Office: ALevy@MonroeCountyPA.gov . NE Regional Office of PA. 570-963-4476 Ask for Kiesha Martin. We also contacted Senator Toomey's Office: Mrs. Aubrey Yanzito: Aubrey_Yanzito@toomey.senate.gov . Then contacted Mario Scavello Office (our state representative). I'm tired of all these useless sperm donors who use their children as a tool and cys as a weapon, especially after the father was hit with a PFA and they refused to look at the bigger picture. They've had people sue them, but they've never had a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT. We should all start a CLASS ACTION CIVIL RIGHTS Movement in MONROE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA so we can pin these corrupted robots. These judges out here are all corrupt along with their lawyers. I'm in the process of trying to get a class action lawsuit against them in monroe county - and a civil rights lawyer from Philly PA. THese people think they are holier than thou and their government immunity is EVERYTHING to them.... I'm ready to break down their walls and start a movement they've never seen before. They've had this coming. No matter how corrupt these judges are in PA, we've actually appealed the judges in Plymouth PA. We've appealed EVERYTHIG without a single attorney , because I'm helping my friend - BEAT THE SYSTEM USING THEIR OWN SYSTEM - The Common Court of PA & The Department of Public Welfare. We followed the instructions on the packets and filled out the questionnaires, we over nighted them certified mail to their overheads. I will definitely steer you in the right direction, if you need help. I'm tired of their games. I personally served their lawyer at their office on camera at CYS in Monroe County, and the judge in a federal hearing and appeals building in Plymouth PA lied on the stand stating they never received the appeal packet.. So after this hearing, I went and filed a police report in stroudsburg pa. The judge is now leading this corruption ring along with CYS and people are falling through the cracks. Violating our Civil rights. They stopped my friend from using her exhibits during
They admitted there was no crime and called it a happy call. Then they demanded entrance into our home without a warrant. It could happen to you.
Cps is extremely corrupt and bias. do away with them!
my son was sexually assaulted by a friends family member .he told my son if you tell i will kill everyone.my son began having serious issues goin to school because he picked him up and we didnt know.until almost a year later when he told us.my son was 9.cps got involved and my son is in foster care now.they are blaming us for neglect.they have revictimized him,traumatized him even more.and had made false statements in reports of my wife using drugs and myself throwing someone in my family through walls and down stairs.we tried throught the school to get him help as well as had him hospitalized.this is inhumane on what the family court system and cps does

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