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Complaint Review: Child Protective Services Texas

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  • Submitted: Fri, October 02, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, March 22, 2010

  • Reported By: James — Brownwood Texas USA
Child Protective Services Texas
301 Main St. Brownwood, Texas United States of America

Child Protective Services Texas CPS, DHS, Child Welfare, Department of Human Services, Social Services legal kidnapping, abuse of power, parental rights, injustice, foster care, child abuse, social worker, child protection, federal funds, best interest, family court, judge, pedophile, custody Brownwood, Texas

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Hello, my name is James ****, and I live in Brownwood, TX... In 2004, an order was placed for my children by my maternal aunt,(Barbara Weidabusch) whom quite simply and blatantly wanted my children for herself... My three daughters were abducted by CPS on Sept.5, 2005, and given to my Aunt... Their names and ages at the time were Megan 8, Courtney 6, and Emily 10 months... This was based on a false allegation that I had caused a bruise on my six year old daughters forehead Not only did I not cause the bruise, but an investigation by a non corrupt CPS would have revealed that I worked out of town, and did not even have access to my daughter for 5 days prior to the injury. I was told by Esmeralda Rodriguez, my case worker, that the department's  permanency plan was family reunification, and by Shane Britain, the County Attorney, that I would have my children back within thirty days. [continued below]....

....... This was a lie and tactic to keep me from obtaining an attorney.

I later learned that the "service plan" that I successfully completed, which consisted of personal counseling, couple counseling, family counseling, psychological evaluation, drug evaluation, home evaluations, batterer intervention program, anger management program, and parenting classes, was a smoke screen,designed to make it look like they were somehow helping me to become suitable to raise my children, when in actuality, they were using their team of paid professionals to build a case against me Also during this first year in CPS custody they maximized their federal funding by deeming my children special needs children" by diagnosing them with ADHD and feeding them psychiatric drugs, this way they were able to obtain more federal money... These psychiatric drugs along with the emotional abuse of being ripped away from her parents, and my Aunt and Uncle forcing my kids to call them Mom and Dad, led to Courtney, being admitted into a psychiatric hospital with thoughts of suicide CPS is protected by immunity from being held accountable, much less from having integrity and therefore are free to do anything and everything to make more money... (Who protects the children, not if, but when CPS becomes the abuser ?)

This case ended with a "mediated settlement agreement" That took CPS out of the picture, gave my Aunt "PMC," and gave me a graduated visitation schedule. I agreed on this settlement with the intentions of pursuing to regain full custody with CPS out of the picture... During this time My children were physically abused by my aunt's husband, David Weidabusch,  and they themselves were investigated by CPS with findings of "no signs of abuse or neglect." But, I have documented photos, a Mills County Sheriff's report and statement from my daughter, that says she was physically held down on a bed and was beaten black and blue, with a belt, while she lay kicking and screaming and with no clothing to protect her. All for leaving a car door open...

Also during this time, my Aunt, Barbara Weidabusch, took me to court and tried to have my parental rights terminated on her own, but was laughed out of Judge Griffen's court.... So, she saught refuge in her old allies, up and gave my kids back to CPS... This began the second CPS case, and landed my children in a group home in McGregor, TX., where they are 5 times more likely to be physically, sexually abused or murdered... Over 1000 children are murdered or die from serious neglect in the guardianship of CPS every year... This also required me to begin a new service plan, and gave CPS a second chance to terminate my parental rights, which was then their permanency plan ... How could I have failed as a parent during this time, when the access I had to my children was limited to supervised visitations? Also during this time, my visitations were set up to occur in a town almost two hours away, in Lampasas, TX. However I have documented the violation of these "court orders" by CPS, because the kids were only being brought to the court ordered visits, about 50% of he time, with no regard to letting me know they would not be there...

Also, during one of these times I spent in the waiting room, another parent shared a seemingly believable story that she knew someone who was able to pay CPS and got their children back... When I inquired about weather this was possible with my case worker, Lynn Glover, she turned around and filed "Felony Bribery" charges on me, which of course was not what happened at all... Those charges are still pending... So now with approximately two months before my "final hearing", the CPS judge, Robert Holfman, tells me I have to get another attorney because the one I had was representing myself and my kids mother... I still don't understand this ruling... However my new attorney who was not familiar with the case was no match for the "State of Texas", whom Id like to point out, now had three years to prepare their case. On September 11, 2008, Against my children's and my will, and by using unlawful tactics, they obtained a verdict terminating my parental rights. The department promptly scheduled what they proudly call a "final visitation."

I have not been allowed to see my children sense November of last year... My case has been in appeal for a year...We have filed our appeal brief and are now waiting for the state to file their answer. However the state continues to manipulate the courts by dragging their feet, and was even granted a continuance... The basis for our argument is that the court allowed the state to retry and bring forth evidence from the first case even though we had come to a mediated settlement agreement, and the fact that mistreating my children was impossible, when they were not even in my care... As you can see, there are many injustices in my case But this is not an isolated incident, in fact, it is a world wide political and criminal phenomenon. Please google Senator Nancy Schafer, and listen to what she has to say about the corrupt bussiness of child protection in the United States Of America... Thank you, and God bless...

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AUTHOR: JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE SERVED - (United States of America)

I read your story and below is mine, CPS in Bowie County Texas has put my family through unimaginable pain and suffering and traumatized my children they are no longer the care free kids they once were so I can relate to you. If you would like any help or contact someone who has been where you are contact us at (((REDACTED))).

After Texas CPS received a report from an ex spouse regarding three children in my home they showed up at my home and after I voluntarily allowed them to speak to one of the children in question to find out what was going on the case worker went within five minutes from she felt the children were safe from being questioned and in a clean safe enviroment to stay in before their CAC interview to FORCING me to sign a document stating they could remove my child from the home. I asked what would happen if I didnt sign and was told they would take her out of my home anyhow, so I signed to allow my child to go to a relatives home where I knew the child would be safe. I now know that without a court order you DO NOT HAVE TO ALLOW CPS into your home and if they show up DO NOT DO SO or allow them to speak with your children without you or counsel present.

They have carried this situation into a 9 month situation which has cost my family over $20,000 as well as my job for having to take off so much to work with them to try to resolve their issues however they still state I was unprotective of my children which was proven nonsense in court. They involved ex-spouses and helped the two communicate and I have CPS records that are 3 inches thick of ex-spouses being the ONLY ones making accusations and they acted on every one of them which in turn did nothing but traumatize my children more. They were shown the ex-spouses history which included violence, drug use, attempted suicides etc they were shown police records, court documents etc and still stated that it was not a concern to them and that they felt the childrens safety was fine with the ex-spouses.

CPS will compensate for what they have done to my family however there is NO WAY they could ever undo the life long damage and pain they have inflected on my children as well as myself and our families reputation. If anybody else has been affected by CPS in Texas I can help and will be more than happy to do so to stop this from occurring to undeserving families. However I feel CPS in SOME cases do help innocent children who have and do need assistance but I also feel that they take their power and act upon families who are good upstanding families and in doing so damage and traumatize children and parents in the process. If we would not have seeked out help from a certain individual on our own we would have what family we do have today...or what is left of it, thanks to them..... We also have children who are in deep depression and angst due to their harrassment of them and still continuasly harrassing our family even now the case is closed.

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