CPS reform

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The system has failed to do what it was intended for! Helping and saving innocent children! Instead it had become a money hungry business with no regard for the best interest of children! It is disgusting what they are able to do to innocent children and their families!
CPS is wretched and extremely corrupt. REFORM MUST TAKE PLACE!
The corruption starts in DSS/CPS and goes all the way to Family Court where before a family has even walked in the courtroom,they have already been judged and their case decided upon.Nobody really cares what happens to the family,just as long as it goes DSS/CPS way. And the judge is there to make sure that it does. In court, you are treated as if you are worthless.
Our involvment with CPS in Bryan/College Station Tx. has convinced me that I was very wrong in my previously held convictions. I USED TO BELIEVE THAT AS LONG AS YOU DID WHAT WAS RIGHT THE SYSTEM WOULD BE ON YOUR SIDE, YOU HAD NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. Now I have seen firsthand that an "accusation" is all that is needed to destroy your life and reputation.This organization has no regard for the Constitution or Rule of Law. Not only are you pressumed guilty until you can jump through all of their hoops to prove yourself inocent, the people passing judgment on you are poisonisly biased, responsible to no one and fully convinced that they have a right to find against you on the basis of a "51% beleif" in their own minds that you are guilty! All with no real recourse to the law since it is all but impossible to find an attorny willing to fight them.
I too hope to see a reform in this corrupt system. Many families are torn apart for no good reason and the children suffer horribly at the hands of money hungry foster parents. NOBODY HOLDS A CHILD'S BEST INTEREST(S) MORE THAN A NATURAL PARENT.
This is for my granddaughter Eve rose who is part of CPS and her great grandparents who lied and conveyed my grandchildren as a way to control their grandson and my daughter by destroying their family by making "False Reports" to CPS in AZ.
its all about the money in there eyes! government is money hungery!
Please help us. They are hurting children. They are destroying lives.
Only a peaceful solution will put a STOP to this corrupt system!
if all family and friends sign , and then show up at court houses we will be the voice they fear
CPS is a dangerous system that needs reform. They are the new Gestapo. They will pick at every little thing and make nothing into something. http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/washtenaw_county/ann-arbor-woman-fights-to-get-baby-back-that-cps-removed-the-day-before-thanksgiving
I support and defend the American Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic!
And what about labeling almost 100 percent in every state-"special Needs"? Their definition of "Special Needs"-is based on how hard or easy it will be to adopt them-this is right at removal-don't you think that is jumping the gun, when supposedly reunification is always the goal! BULL! And the "services"-ha- a referral to rehab and parenting classes is not services these family's need-if you want to complain about housekeeping-send them to classes for that or better yet-hire them a house keeper-if you want to complain that they are not getting to appointments-get them transportation-bus vouchers-cheap cars? If you want to complain, the children are not involved in extracurricular activity's-pay for the kids to be in sports-including equipmetn and uniforms-just like you give the foaster and adoptive family's! And if you don't like the places they live-help them with funds to pay actual rent costs in a nicer neighborhood! Oh but wait-you make more money the way the game is played now! DISGUSTING! Everyone that is involved in this tragedy we call childrens services-will have to answer to a higher power someday-AND HE AIN"T HAPPY!!! Anyone with a heart, soul and brains-knows this is total BULL!!!!
cps took my twins from my pastors house after my little sister made false allegations that my kids were sexually abused by their father, long story made short, my twins grew up and found me.. they were never sexually abused by their dad but by my sisters kids who were sexually abused by their dad, my sisters husband. A real investigation would have found out the truth and held the real abusers responsible. instead cps kept coming after my other kids until they finally destroyed my whole family. I have been innocent all these years but worse is what my twins went thru and are still going thru...now they have my baby girl and my sweet baby boy too. I am afraid to see my grandkids for fear they will end up in "care" as well. If the government can destroy the family then they can better control us. united we stand but divided we fall.
GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY
WA STATE
CPS has taken both my babies from the hospital. I admit I needed help when they first got involved. When I gave birth to my son & tested positive for drugs. The next day CPS came and said I HAD to sign my temporary rights away.From day I have been active in services. I found out I was pregnant (again) in December 2012 with 2nd baby. which sped up me getting in treatment faster to HarborCrest that treats pregnant women. I graduated In-Patient,Intensive Out-Patient,Out-Patient,mental health counseling,individual D.V./Anger classes,no bad UA's since before treatment. Graduated both Nurturing Parenting Class and an 18 week long "Incredible Years" Parenting. NA/AA meetings. My second pregnancy my CPS worker made me feel like I had to choose between my unborn baby and my 1 year old.But she didn't bring up this baby I was carrying till May,the month before I had him. She gave me 2 options to "adopt" or she was filing for shelter care.Him coming home to me was not even an option. She has threatened me, lied and so on. We had a meeting before I gave birth and she told me if I kept this baby also it would pro-long my other baby coming home, which makes no scense because she has both my children.She also told me to write this baby a "good-bye letter".She was dead set on me adopting.
She had NO grounds on taking the new baby. Each reason she gave me I have documents resolving each of her petty reasons. I had not failed UAs during new baby pregnancy. I even had a letter from my OBGYN saying I was in full compliant doing good.
She was dead set on me adopting. How can they be for the family when you see your children once a week for 2 hours...and thats even if they bring them to the visit, this is crazy. Something needs to happen. I want my boys home, I've never even gave the chance to be a mother to them so how can they judge me? But unfortanetly I was stupid when I got involved and thought if I told them the truth it would help instead I gave them what they wanted, a case.
CPS killed my daughter.

My daughter, Koryn Hensley Keller, was born on my birthday, July 7th of 2010. She was born about a month early and was 6lbs. She was taken to the NICU since she was born a bit early, but for all intents and purposes she was declared a healthy baby.

My ex-wife and I were first time parents. But we took prenatal classes and were excited and very ready to bring our daughter home.

I was asked to sign a consent form immediately after Koryn was born so they could give her blood if immediately needed or if it was life threatening. By all means, I wanted to do what was safe for my baby. So I signed it.

The next day, after recovering from 60 hrs of no sleep since my wife went into labor early in the morning, my ex-wife was visiting in the NICU with Koryn when I came in and they explained Koryn was being fed donor breast milk for now. I wanted to know if this was safe. Again, I'm a new parent and honestly ignorant on this particular doctor.

The nurses and lactation nurse told me this was very safe, but I wanted to hear this from a Dr. So I had a discussion (CPS calls this an argument) with my wife about why it may or may not be safe. And I wanted to know if my ex-wife would be able to produce milk on her own. It turns out, she could if I helped a little. I assisted and eventually she was producing enough breast milk.

Somewhere along the line someone stated to CPS I was belligerent in the NICU (of all places), that I used racial slurs (which I never used) and they alleged I actually abused my child. I would have never done that.

Included in CPS's statements were that I refused her vaccines. That's not the case. I wanted to them to be spaced out so she not be injected with thermisol (which has been proven to cause health problems and autism).

I was asked to leave the hospital after the conversation with my ex-wife and told not to come back. I then got sick with nerves or something.. and had to be hospitalized at another hospital in Austin.

Several days went by and I had only been allowed on visit with my daughter. I still had no idea what was going on or what CPS's role even was. Or that I would have my daughter taken away from me.

On 7-13-2010, my ex-wife was visiting me in the hospital and we got a phone call that our daughter was being removed because my ex-wife left our daughter in the NICU. I know for a fact she left because she was with me for a couple of hours. And the nurses, according to her, told her it would be OK and that she could come visit me and they would feed her.

CPS told me to get my family together for a "team meeting". I had no idea what this was about, so I called my family. They told me what was going on and that I had two choices 1) Allow Koryn to be watched by a family member 2) Koryn goes to a foster home.

I had recently read horror stories about foster care. Billy Dan Carroll, a CASA advocate, had recently been in the news for molesting a 2 year old--and video
I am a loving father I been **** around buy cps thay tell so many lies not funny . I was fifteen when the took my babe from her mom I did not live with her I stay with my mom thay called ask some ? Then thay tell me I'm to young thay are spose to place her with me no thay used age desrimnation . Mit be young but my right as an american thay can use age I fighten two year now there adopten my daughter, out I know thangs happen but thay should still half to follow the law
im fighting false accusations from cps my girls are in foster care I need help
I'VE BEEN ROOKED, AND ACCUSED OF HIDIOUS THINGS, JUST TO GET MY KIDS. I HAVE BEEN CHANGED FOR THE WORST. AND THE FEELINGS ARE HARD TO SHAKE. I DONT THINK ANYONE COULD SHAKE IT COMPLETELY. AND WHAT LINGERS INSIDE IS A SMALL CONSTANT PAIN THAT EFFECTS YOU LIKE A WHIP WOULD. YOU FEEL LIKE YOU CANT SAY ANYTHING, OR BE SCORNED. THEY PIN UNJUST THINGS ON YOU TO TAKE WITH YOU FOR LIFE. AND EVEN THOUGH THE ACCUSATIONS BE FALSE, AND EVEN THOUGH THEY TAUNT YOU WITH THREATS TO YOU SPEAKING UP, OR OUT, IT IS ALL YOU WANT TO DO. BUT YOU FEAR THE THOUGHTS OF THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN CONDITIONED TO DISBELIEVE YOU. AND YOU FEEL THE SHAME FOR THINGS YOU NEVER DID. THAT IS THE STRANGEST THING I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED. YOU CANT SPEAK ABOUT IT WITHOUT BRINGING THE SCRUPULOUS EYES OF HATE AND SHAME ON YOU. I THINK THEY DEPEND ON THAT AS A TOOL TO KEEP YOU QUIET. 4 1/2 MONTHS IN JAIL. EXTRADITED, LOOSE ALL YOU HAVE WHILE YOU WAIT, AND THEY DELAY, AND WHEN THEY CANT GATHER ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO EVEN CONDUCT A CASE. THEY NULL PROCESS. THEY NULL PROCESS SO YOU CAN NOT SUE. EXPUNGE ING THE CHARGES COST MORE THAN YOU HAVE, AND A NOT GUILTY VERDICT WOULD MEAN THEY COULD BE SUED FOR WRONGFUL PROSSECUTION. AND IN THE MEAN TIME, YOUR KIDS HAVE BEEN AUCTIONED OFF TO RICH PEOPLE. AND A PROMISE THAT THEY WILL HAVE THE ADOPTION PAPERS SIGNED FOR THEM SHORTLY. SO AFTER THE FIRST CHARGES HAVE BEEN NULL PROCESSED, AND YOU ARE SET ON THE STREET WITH NOTHING BUT YOUR CLOTHES, YOU GET TO FIND A WAY TO GET ON YOUR FEET WITH OUT ANY HELP. THEN YOU CAN TREAVEL BACK TO GET YOUR KIDS, BUT THE OTHER STATE HAS OTHER IDEAS. SEVERAL MONTHS OF JUMPING THROUGH ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TESTS, AND CLASSES, WHILE THEY SAY YOU HAVE ABANDONED YOUR KIDS. AND THY LOOK DOWN ON YOU LIKE YOU HAD ANY CHOISE IN ANY OF THE THINGS THAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR.

AND THE BEST PART IS... IT'S BEEN 6 OR 7 MONTHS SO FAR, AND YOU HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO SAY EXACTLY ZERO WORDS IN COURT SO FAR.

THEN THE THREATS COME BECAUSE YOU STILL WANT TO BATTLE THE PROCESS IN COURT.

AND THE THREAT IS DOWN RIGHT FORWARD, AND BLUNT.
"IF YOU TRY TO FIGHT THIS, YOU WILL GO TO PRISON". CHARGES WILL BE LAYED OUT, AND WE WILL MAKE THEM STICK." "AND IF THAT AINT ENOUGH, WE WILL ADD MORE CHARGES" SO JUST SIGN THE PAPERS.

THE INJUSTICE IS NOT AS BAD FOR YOU AS IT IS FOR THE CHILDREN THAT DESERVED TO HAVE THE FATHER, AND MOTHER THAT THEY LOVED, AND CHERISHED.

ALL OF THIS KNOWLEDGE, AND PAIN WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU.

OR THE CHILDREN.

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES IS THE WRONG TITLE.

DEMON HEAD FOR CHILD ABDUCTION AND AUCTION SERVICES TO THE RICH, IS MORE LIKE IT.
We did everything on reunification plan for 15 months now although our kids should have never been removed.. they had 6 of my children..and then last week they took my newborn baby!!! Our friends were in shock. They didnt even have a reason. They through my husband and I in contempt for crying and ordered us to tell them where our healthy bright 4 month year old was or we would stay in the jail cell. My kids went from private schools, and disneyland every yr. to a terrifying foster home that some have now been raped at and my 10 yr. Old has been drugged with 3 different psychotropic drugs. Please HELP the permanentcy hearing is next month. Dec. 16th 2013. Our children along with many children need a voice!! God Bless!
We need to stop them
No Child should never be abused.
Please save the children
All parties for this reprehensible act should be held accountable for their actions and prosecuted to the fullest extent of a true just system. They include corrupt judges, lawyers,cps workers and all other government officials involved. In this travesty.
Both my chidlren Caira and Terry Sanderson were removed without due process. Repeatedly, kept in the dark and uniformed of plan of action for either of the children. In fact, lied too is the norm as are under handed tactics. My daughter nearly died in an auto accident Oct 27th, 2013 at 1:30 am. The driver was under 18 (no curfew law in Christian County) and 'used to be' Caira's boyfriend. That is, until the week she was put on anti-depressants; therefore, impressionable. Two hours after the first court hearing, she changed 'relationship status' on her facebook page and now 'Trevor Williams' is a 'brother'. Son was placed two hours away from home and it's been a financial hardship to travel there. Recently, I learned, not by anyone in DCBS or New Pathways that Terry Sanderson can utilize the APEX Computer Software at the Alternative School in Hopkinsville, KY which would be closer to home. Let me be clear, both my children have been traumatized by Mrs Laura Morris (once principal at Pembroke Elementary School and now Chief Administrator at the Christian County Board of Education, a special needs teacher at Pembroke Elementary a teacher, Mrs. Grace at Hopkinsville, KY and this does not even begin to list the inadequate support via being informed of *options* other than what was aligned with, most recently a principal at Hopkinsville Middle School, DCBS, and New Pathways 'greedy' and 'malicious' GOALS.

Sincerely
Marie E. Grant

PS: Sandeson was removed from my name in 2003; so why is it on New Pathways paperwork....still? 'computer glitch'?
I am a single veteran father with 2 beautiful lively girls. 8 and 6 yrs. old. Oldest w/ Spina Bifida and req. catheterazation 4x's a day along with meds for bladder. I have been cathing for 5+ yrs. and under no facts have been hypothetically told i am not doing my job. They have removed mother whom i permitted back into their lives to give chance to some form of relationship to children. They deserve this chance. All do. So far contrary to medical exams and records, I am being threatened with removal of children on no lawful or factual basis. I speak to my and all Congress on reform of this corrupt CPS in Jamestown, N.Y. 14701 as to across the nation. I cannot support a member who has the ability to help fix and stop the situation we families must go through during CPS investigations. The Law is there for a reason and as a priviledge "We The People" have given to you as to the judges in many cases we demand your attention on this matter.
Yours Truly
a loving father
first hand have seen abuse of "power" by CPS workers. Vindictive, mean, and violating civil rights of many.
My situation didn't start with CPS. It started in school system, as early as elemetary. Several complaints were filed. Nothing was done. I had to send a child diagnosed with ADHD, ODD to Floria, with his biological father after losing three babysitters back to back as a result of his behavior so I could work to afford his sister. When he ran away, I brought him back and decided on a career change. Once again, there was zero cooperation from the school system, or mental health. His twin sister attempted suicide and her babysitter filed an erroneous petition in court. I fired my attorney that morning and represented myself, 'because I had nothing to hide' and it's been an uphill snowball fight ever since! I don't get it? With the exorbant amount of funding why can't the Federal Grants provide 'tools' and 'resources' for proactive parents. We just don't have it! I'm disgusted learning that CPS is nothing short of legalized human trafiking. Every dirty and underhanded tactic we have all suffered over the last year. In the meantime, my daughter lives the 'teenage dream' at his babysitters home with her boyfriend (now, 'brother') MEG, Oak Grove, KY
My children were taken from me, I have never hurt them. My daughter is 15 in 10th grade now. I last saw her one month after CPS invaded our lives, that was October 19th 2012. She was a cheerleader, and straight A student in a very small town. This has ruined her reputation in that town. She lives in another state now. My 8 year old son was given to his father, who beat me for years and continues too beat his current girlfriend I front of my son. They are both chronic alcoholics. He is developing codependant behavior in their sick environment. I am helpless, with an inadequate attorney that the court gave me. I fired her and was refused another one. I lost my rights to my daughter. The CPS supervisor lied about my test results, perjured herself under oath to get the original order, and violated my hippa rights when she leaked my medical information to my exhusbands attorney. She testified that I made him hit his girlfriend, even though I was in another town when he hit her and was arrested.1
Texas cps is all about money..they really dont care about the children..
I LOVE YOU HANNAH and SAVANNAH EIB ~ A.
John D Click



The following is for entertainment purposes only and if it does in fact resemble the actions of and real person or agency, it is purely coincidental, and sadly not intended...

CPS, Child Procurement Services is now offering services in your area... IF YOU A SWEAT SHOP OWNER, OR DEALER OF QUaLITY SEX SLAVES, than Child Procurement Services has a solution for your staffing needs... Just pick out a child you want, then call one of our toll free order numbers and make out a false claim so we can get started... next, we will go to work removing the child from its loving home, harassing the parents, and making up heartbreaking stories of abuse and neglect to get a court order giving us complete control of the childs welfare... soon youll be abusing the child in your home/workplace and getting a paycheck to do so.. molest the child, starve them, hell stun them with tasers, we don't care... Child Procurement Service will even help get the child labeled "special needs," so you can drug them... Child Procurement Services will fight all the legal battles to sever the rights of even non offending parents for you, so you can adopt your new sex slave and use them for child porn (but you have to share.) Soon you'll be abusing a whole bus full of children, or selling them to the drug cartels... What's all this cost??Nothing!!! Thanks to generous federal incentives, we actually charge you nothing.. See, we actually get paid every time we destroy a family, and better still, we get to give away millions in tax payer dollars by sending loving parents to "service providers" we went to school with so we can get them to violate their 5th amendment rights in "counseling sessions" that are really interrogations we use to make them look unfit in court, and line our friends pockets with money...
That's right!!! We actually get paid for every child we "kidnap" for you... So call Child Procurement Services Today!!!!
But wait there's more!!! We have employment opportunities available... if you like taking nude pictures of children without their parents consent, all you need is a music degree from a mail order college, and you too can be a Child Procurement Services abduction specialist.. Think about it, you can lie in court, violate the 1st, 4th, 14th, and other ammentment right rights of just about anyone for a living... Power and access to children, what better reason to work for us???? Apply today, steal children in as little as 30 days...
Grandparents should have rights to visit and get temporary custody of their grandkids. Because Grandparents know more about their family than a stranger. Sometimes parents can hide things from everyone except for their parents. Children will open up to their grandparents but will not say anything to a stranger. Grandparents deserve to have rights. More than Foster parents or Social workers. In the old days if you knew your kid was mistreating your grandkids you went over there and took the grandkids 'til the parents straighten up, or just raised them ourselves. That worked for hundreds of years!
ABOLISH THESE MONSTERS FROM "OUR" COUNTRY/PLANET! THEY ARE NON-HUMAN ENTITIES.
I have witnessed (as a grandparent) the abuses itemized in this petition. I agree REFORM is absolutely necessary, ASAP. There's no transparency in juvenile court, allowing CPS to annihilate familial ties.
CPS in every state is all about getting Federal money to steal our children.
Texas cps is all about money..they really dont care about the children..
Violation of our rights on a daily basis. Breaking state and federal laws. Not having to answer to any kind higher agency. I'm all for this petition.
I completly agree this this way of Child protective services being involved in any and all abuse to a child, I am a non-offending parent to a abuser, who sexually abused my children over a period of many years, and with this abuse was forced to not diclose out of fear of the abuser and hurting or harming them or me. This is a case of extreme domestic violence unaware to the abuse directly in front of me and my way of survival which was to place the abuse on me to not let my children be harmed, not in their best interest by far but the only means i knew with lack of understanding and acknowment to how i needed to parent. Now with therepy, medication and education i clearly see i parented out of fear of my own trauma but I loved them so much, there was no intent to this or malicious this was who I was out of love I knew to show them I loved them. Now I am made out to not care or really wanting to see the truth so more maliciously they were victims and more important I knew! This is a lie I didnt know but I loose them, while the perp walks because proper investigation error. With this over haul to cps the molestation would of come out in 1998 when when cps was notified to the possibilty of a sexual molest of my 2 yr old daughter at the time, and the department failed to respond, and I failed to see what was before me. The last person you want to see the father as a abuser to your child. This would of eliminated my older son, age 15 now, my younger daughter, 13 and my youngest son, 7 from ever being molested for years and changed their perception in life, and mine too!
My 3 younger children were kidnapped when a cps worker came and talked to them at my home, then left for 20 minutes to call law enforcement to bully their way in. This was in June, they used "voluntary safety plans" to hold my other two ransom until last week when they filed adding fabricated evidence. I am getting partial reports that clearly are different from what the AAG has. I had a contested shelter care hearing (first one they didn't notify me) and, I was questioned about thing that I have not come across in the reports yet. I have had a lot of unfounded cases, they used illegal practice, violating our civil rights, denying due process, and now it is spiraling so fast I am struggling to catch up. My public defender, from the beginning didn't even help fight the first hearing of not being notified. In state law, that is grounds to have the order with drawn, Instead I was told there was no legality to it. This has to stop. We need the system fixed.children are suffering because these uneducated, untrained people are bullies. Most people are afraid from the first contact. I denied access, and they report I am combative. Not once was I shown a warrant, court order to remove... nothing. They left, and came back so clearly there was no exigent danger, or imminent risk to force entry and kidnap my children. Yet, they are suffering because of this.
My daughter was stolen from me on lies. The worker lied and said that I had "admitted" to trying to kill my daughter. The worker lied and said that I had "admitted" to sexually assaulting/sodomizing my daughter. I never said any such thing. She kept making up stories as the case went along. The only 'evidence' was this worker claiming that I had "admitted" to doing this stuff. My daughter even said I was being falsely accused. None of it ever happened. I completed the case plan. The judge said, "Yes, you completed your case plan, but that's not good enough." She then terminated all visitation and sent my daughter away forever. Because I would not admit what the case worker said was true then I was considered not reformed. I was never allowed a trial. The judge appointed a friend lawyer to represent me who immediately stipulated me to the charges without my consent. I objected, and the judge said "you can't object; you just stipulated" while smirking about it. I was never given the benefit of "innocent until proven guilty." I was never allowed a trial to defend myself. They spread around the community what I was accused of doing and ruined my reputation forever. I lost my daughter forever. I had always denied even saying such a thing. I had told the worker (after she forced her way into my home without a warrant) that I wanted to talk to a lawyer before talking to her, after denying the allegations. She went on a tirade about how she had to teach me a lesson. The judge said she didn't care if it was the truth or not and that she did not care about my constitutional rights.
cps in Montgomery county texas need to be investigated.
I had the very aweful experience with CPS in Arizona and trying to fight the State for all the corruption, law breaking moves that they put me through and I plan on suing their*****off
I know of 4 parents who have been accused of abusing their children in different states. In one case, CPS is refusing to take the child for genetic testing for Osteogenesis imperfecta, aka brittle bone disease. These genetic issue runs in the fathers side of the family and STILL CPS in Jackson County, OK refuses to do the testing. This case has been going on close to a year now. One mother I know who has a vaccine injured child was accused of Munchhausen. Another mother I know was accused of making her babies heart monitor go off when she wasn't any where near the child. They (CPS) seem to be over stepping their boundaries and only "picking on" people who don't have the money to truly defend themselves against false accusations.
this agency has been corrupt with "bonus incentives" greed for decades now, - they need to be ABOLISHED NOW -
this agency has been corrupt with "bonus incentive" greed for decades now, & they need to ba ABOLISHED NOW -
CPS is an outrage and utter disgrace.

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