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Complaint Review: Oklahoma Department of Human Services

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  • Submitted: Wed, September 19, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, September 24, 2012

  • Reported By: HelpRachel — houston Texas United States of America
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
2400 N. Lincoln Blvd Oklahoma City, Oklahoma United States of America

Oklahoma Department of Human Services Took My Voice Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

*Author of original report: SMH

*Consumer Comment: This is not a help site

*Author of original report: Save That Please

*General Comment: Good Luck and God Bless

*Author of original report: Response

*General Comment: Get Help

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  In 2005 I let my 2 children go and stay with my father and step mother for the summer in Edmond, Oklahoma. At the time I didn't have much of a relationship with my parents but I wanted my kids too get to know their grandfather. I was working for a job that required me to travel so I really needed the help that summer.  It was understood that my father would return my children to me before the following school year. My parent are originally from Houston TX, where I currently stay. My step mothers son moved to Oklahoma for college and my step mother and father followed.  I have never been to their address in Oklahoma. They met me half way in Dallas Texas to pick up my children.

When it was time for me to pick up my children. My son called me and told me that he was happy he was coming home but my step mother told him that he couldn't stay with me but for 24 hours. [continued below]....
..... I didn't understand what he was saying so I told my step mother too get on the phone . She told me that my son was her son and she was keeping him.  I told her when I see them,  I was going to taking my children and they would never see them again.

My parent have been avoiding me for 7 years. They have moved several times and now I've learned  that they live in Oklahoma City. Over this period of time I haven't seen my children. I had no Idea what they looked like. I've called the police, lawyers,  everyone I could think of and I didn't have any luck.

In 2010 I got in contact with my niece who had been  visiting my dad in Oklahoma. My niece was in Texas state custody and she was visiting my father too see if she wanted to be placed there.  She contacted me on Facebook and told me I need to get my daughter from my father. She told me that my father was molesting my daughter and my daughter was scared of my father. I contacted child services in Oklahoma and reported what I had been told.  I found  out my fathers direct email and phone number and I called and email several times asking him to return my children. But he would never give me an address.

May 2012 I recieved a letter from Oklahoma Child Services  asking for Child support.  I texted my father asking him what was going on and he told me that the state of Oklahoma had taken my children from him and his wife for child abuse. At that time they had been with the state a total of 2 months.  

 I contacted Oklahoma child welfare and my children case worker called me back the  next day.  She told me that she tried to contact me but was not sucessful. She said she had been sending messages to me on Facebook and I told her I didn't recieve one message from her. I did some reseach  and found out she had been messaging someone with my same name. By that time she had already put in an order to terminate my parental rights. Court was scheduled for the following week.  She was allowing my father and step mother to take classes to get my children back. She had believe all the lies my father and step mother told her and she did not take the time to properly investigate. 

  After short noticed  my husband and I drove my wreak of a car from Houston to Oklahoma. We didn't have much money so we planned too sleep in the car.  I'm currently looking for work and my husband is working but  money is  still tight.  When we made it to court I was so nervous. I thought I would faint. I was about to see my children for the first time in 7 years.

When my children walked into the court room they didn't even know who I was. I learned that my daughter was in a group home and my son had been placed with my step mothers son.  My children didn't speak to me. They believed all the lies my step mother told them.  The judge asked me if I could afford my own Lawyer and I told him that I could not.  Now,  I being treated like I'm worthless because I'm in between job. The judge order a family group meeting and I feel like the worker is not considering me.  

When I found out what was going on I contacted my daughters father and my son father. My daughters father responded and came to court but my sons father did not.  The last time I spoke with the worker she told me that my daugther's father had hired a lawyer and my son and daughter were being placed with him. I dont believe that is fair. I haven't had anyone come and see  where I live or ask me anything and the court date is in October.  My daughters father is not working either but his wife works. I'm not understanding why they are favoring him over me.  My son is not even his and I'm about the lose both of my children again.  Please Help!


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#1 Author of original report

SMH

AUTHOR: HelpRachel - (USA)

I've seen the judge already and havent asked me anything that you are asking.  (SMH ... @ if I show up!) 
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#2 Consumer Comment

This is not a help site

AUTHOR: Tired of Scammers - (USA)

This site is not the proper forum for this kind of posting. You are asking for help. This site is for making people aware of alleged scams so that particular businesses and individuals can be avoided by future victims.

If I were you, I would show a little more respect for the people who took the time to respond to you. The main reason for this, is that the judge in that case (if you do show up for the hearing) is going to ask you similar questions, but hers will be much tougher. If she does not like your answers, you will lose all your parental rights. You need to find a lawyer, and there are plenty of them in OKC. You can follow this link to a legal clinic at my law school. They might be able to help you. (((link redacted)))

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#3 Author of original report

Save That Please

AUTHOR: HelpRachel - (USA)

 You cant understand my situation because you dont know anything about my life.  My world is different from yours.  I want to go forward not think about what should have happenend.  I do better by just putting my trust in the Lord ...because people like you lurk these sites looking for people to judge.  My story happened the way I told it .....now.. I dont like it either....but its clear I dont know what to do ............thats why Im on this site asking for help. I dont need anyone to tell me why my story dont sound true.....when I know it is!
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#4 General Comment

Good Luck and God Bless

AUTHOR: MsJB - (United States of America)

First of all, I feel sorry for anyone in your situation, but like the previous response, your story does have quite a few holes.  First, you didnt have a relationship with your parents, yet you send your kids to go stay with your father and step mother, never seeing or knowing exactly where they lived or how they were living.  Your child tell you that his step grandmother is not going to allow them to live with you again and instead of getting your children, you confront them via phone.  They go m.i.a. for 7 years, so i take it the children were never registered in any school system??? Yet someone knew where they were because the state of Texas sent your niece to go live with them and you managed to keep an email and phone # for your father.  Law enforcement or a P.I. could have easily traced that for you. 

After the niece contacts you via FB, letting you know what was going on, why didnt you get an address at that time or give her your number/address?  Did your niece let her case worker know as well? Then the kids get taken away and the only way the state of Oklahoma could attempt to contact you is by FaceBook?

I dont know you or your situation.  I dont know if you have any friends or family willing to vouch for you, help you financially, help you make a case for yourself but after 7 years, you would think you could have done a little bit more.  Now, i'm am not saying you haven't tried to do anything in that time frame, because I can't imagine a mother having her kids taken away in any situation and I know you don't want to put all your information out here on blast but as for now, maybe your daughter's father and his family is the best place for the children, until all this mess gets sorted out.  Atleast they are away from your father who has abused them for 7 years, and they are not in foster care, where who knows who is watching them, AND atleast the siblings can remain together.  You should be thankful that in all this mess, your daughter's father is willing to take in your son who you state, is not his. 

And hopefully, any lies that have been told to them about you, the truth will eventually come to light and they should be becoming of an age where they will understand and hopefully oneday you will be able to rebuild some sort of relationship with your children as their life goes on.

I will pray for you.  May God Bless.
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AUTHOR: HelpRachel - (USA)

I would have never thought my own father would keep my children from me. As far as filling kidnapping charges, the law dont consider it kidnapping because I allowed my children to go.  I had no address to pick them up with police supervison. I contacted lawyers and they told me call back when a court order have been filed.   Truth be told.. I didnt know what to do.

 I was working for ACORN as a community organizer helping New Orleans Katrina Evacuees.  I've had 7 years to think about my mistake (letting them go)  Im trying to find a way to get them back.  If you can help great, but trying to make me feel worse, is not going to help.
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AUTHOR: Mickey - (United States of America)

I just wanna say that when you learned that your step mother was taken your kids you shouldve played it cool until you met with them... I feel sorry that your in this situation but based off your information to me it seems like you had some  issues and that you wasn't trying to get your kids back.... b/c if everything your saying is the truth that means your father and step mother kidnapped your kids..... You really should stop blaming the system for your wrong doing. And you stated earlier that the kind of job you had required you to travel but yet you have no money... What type of job did you have? I don't know your story is a little fishy.. Get the HELP you need.  

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